On January 19, 2017, SVLG attorney Stephen Wu will present a program at the Global Artificial Intelligence Conference entitled “Product Liability Issues in AI Systems.” The talk will focus on product liability risks to companies providing AI-based products and services. It will cover the sources of legal risk to manufacturers, and how manufacturers can manage those risks. Many in the industry consider liability to be a chief obstacle to the widespread deployment of AI systems. Nonetheless, it is possible to implement design practices and procedures to minimize and manage legal risk.
In preparation for the conference, Steve Wu addressed some questions posed by the conference organizers. Some of the conference’s questions and Steve Wu’s answers are below.
Q. Where are we now today in terms of the state of artificial intelligence, and where do you think we’ll go over the next five years?