Smart Technologies and Fundamental Rights


Smart Technologies and Fundamental Rights covers a broad range of vital topics that highlight the ethical, socio-political, and legal challenges as well as technical issues of Artificial Intelligence with respect to fundamental rights. Either humanity will greatly profit from the use of AI in almost all domains in human life, which may eventually lead to a much better and more humane society, or it could be the case that people may misuse AI for idiosyncratic purposes and intelligent machines may turn against human beings. Therefore, we should be extremely cautious with respect to the technological development of AI because we might not be able to control the machines once they reached a certain level of sophistication.

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John-Stewart Gordon, Ph.D. (2005), Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), is Professor of Philosophy at that university. He has published numerous books and articles at leading publishing houses and journals in the context of practical philosophy.
List of Figures and Tables vii
Acknowledgements viii
Biographial Notes ix
Kestutis Mosakas and John-Stewart Gordon

Part 1: Ethical Challenges of Smart Technologies

 1 What Do We Owe to Intelligent Robots?
John-Stewart Gordon
 2 Robot Rights – Thinking the Unthinkable
David J. Gunkel
 3 Machine Moral Standing: in Defence of the Standard Properties-based View
Kestutis Mosakas
 4 Ascribing Rights to Robots as Potential Moral Patients
Janina Loh
 5 Fundamental Rights and Smart Health Technologies
Adam Poulsen and Anwaar Ulhaq

Part 2: Socio-political Challenges of Smart Technologies

 6 Rules for Regulators
Jonathan Wolff
 7 Free Speech, Public Shaming, and the Role of Social Media
Carl Fox
 8 Smart Technologies and Fundamental Rights: global Governance of AI : pressure on Political Legitimacy
Stephen Rainey and Aníbal Monasterio Astobiza

Part 3: AI and Law

 9 The Rule of Law and the Protection of Fundamental Human Rights in an Era of Automation
Tanel Kerikmäe and Katrin Nyman Metcalf
 10  AI in the Context of Prevailing Privacy Concepts: in Search of a New Approach
Julija Kiršienė and Vygantas Malinauskas
 11 Artificial Intelligence as a Subject of Criminal Law: a Corporate Liability Model Perspective
Edita Gruodytė and Paulius Čerka

Part 4: AI and Information Technologies

 12 Responsibility by Design?! – On the Standardisation of “Smart” Systems
Kai Jakobs
 13 The Shift from Traditional Computing Systems to Artificial intelligence and the Implications for Bias
Vladislav V. Fomin
 14 Machine Bias and Fundamental Rights
Darius Amilevičius
All interested in current topics at the intersection of law, ethics, and smart technologies.