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Liability in the Cyborg Age

At RSA conference, cyborg anthropologists discuss legal quagmires that occur when we invite tech into our bodies and ask machines to start making decisions for us.

SAN FRANCISCO, RSA Conference -- The future requires agile law. So said MJ Petroni and Jessica Long, both cyborg anthropologists from Causeit, Inc., in a session about Law and Ethics in the Cyborg Age at the RSA Conference today.

It might sound futuristic at first, but the conversation, moderated by IAPP research director Rita Heimes, hit on issues that were immediately pressing -- particularly for anyone in the healthcare industry or employing machine learning:

Sara Peters is Senior Editor at Dark Reading and formerly the editor-in-chief of Enterprise Efficiency. Prior that she was senior editor for the Computer Security Institute, writing and speaking about virtualization, identity management, cybersecurity law, and a myriad ... View Full Bio

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User Rank: Apprentice
3/3/2016 | 6:49:56 PM
Re: Autonomous vehicles
Thanks! We'd love to talk more. We've released two publications related to your point. The first is Digital Platforms for Automobility, which covers the 'what if' of fully digitzed transportation systems of the future and the messier near-term hybrid analog/digital reality. The second is Cybersecurity in the Digital Age, a project we embarked on to try and understand and contextualize these issues in the long term. We'd love your feedback—just write to us on the contact form on our site. You can find all of these articles at c a u s e i t [ do t ] o r g under the research tab. Thanks!

-Jessica Long and MJ Petroni from Causeit, Inc.

ps—we also curate a lot of found articles about these issues on Flipboard

And thanks, Sara!
User Rank: Strategist
3/3/2016 | 2:03:43 PM
Please post an HTML5 version
This looks really interesting and I would love to view it. Unfortunately, it is only offered in the historically broken and insecure Flash format. Since Dark Reading is a security publication, doesn't it make sense they should embrace a more securable format like HTML5 for their videos?
User Rank: Ninja
3/3/2016 | 7:03:57 AM
Autonomous vehicles
This is a great point and I think could be the most applicable to autonomous cars in the near future. How do we handle that legal quagmire? 

While I don't know if we'll find a decent solution any time soon, keeping an eye on how governments handle cars without a driver behind the wheel (which may not even exist soon) will set precedent for how other industries handle it I feel.
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