James Connelly, Professor of Political Theory at University of Hull and Director of the Institute of Applied Ethics, has just presented a paper at the 2016 Euro-ISME conference and is the principal investigator of the ESRC funded project, ‘The Common Good: Ethics, Rights and Cyber Security’. He discusses some of the questions surrounding the ethics of cyber counter-terrorism and the implications for legal systems with the Robotics Law Journal.
In 2013, McKinsey & Company estimated that if the use of robotic processes grows at the rate expected, then by 2025, as many as 110 to 140 million FTEs will be replaced by automated tools and software. Chris Holder, a partner and outsourcing expert with Bristows, looks at new developments in Outsourcing.
The 2016 WeRobot Conference, hosted by the University of Miami School of Law in early April, raised some important questions. The conference was a great success, striking up a dialogue about the important issues in the world of robotics – from the status of Robots in US law to the unpredictability of driverless cars and whether robots should be allowed free speech.
The Internet of Things has raised such complicated practical issues that, experts suggest, it may have been delayed by a decade. But innovation is starting to solve some of these problems - and there are now forecasts that over 30 billion devices will be connected in to Internet of Things (IoT) networks by 2020.