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Nov. 8 - David Skover, "Robotica: Free Speech Rights & Artificial Intelligence"


  Page 2 will be handling book sales at this event.

  David Skover, co-author of "Robotica: Speech Rights & Artificial Intelligence", is the speaker for this month's Words, Writers & West Seattle event (put on the by Southwest Seattle Historical Society).

  This event will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library (9010 35th Ave. S.W., in West Seattle).

  Additional event information available here:



In every era of communications technology - whether print, radio, television, or Internet - some form of government censorship follows to regulate the medium and its messages. Today we are seeing the phenomenon of 'machine speech' enhanced by the development of sophisticated artificial intelligence. Ronald K. L. Collins and David M. Skover argue that the First Amendment must provide defenses and justifications for covering and protecting robotic expression. It is irrelevant that a robot is not human and cannot have intentions; what matters is that a human experiences robotic speech as meaningful. This is the constitutional recognition of 'intentionless free speech' at the interface of the robot and receiver. Robotica is the first book to develop the legal arguments for these purposes. Aimed at law and communication scholars, lawyers, and free speech activists, this work explores important new problems and solutions at the interface of law and technology.


Event Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
9010 35th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98126
Robotica: Speech Rights and Artificial Intelligence Cover Image
ISBN: 9781108448710
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Cambridge University Press - May 31st, 2018