Education and the New Laws of Robotics
This is the second of three interviews for our special issue of Postdigital Science and Education on ‘Education in the Automated Age’. Here, we engage with different experts working outside of the educational studies domain who are nevertheless interested in the rise of artificial intelligence and other forms of automated decision making. This article presents a conversation with Professor Frank Pasquale. Frank is based in Brooklyn Law School in New York, and well known for his work on law and regulation issues thrown up by the increasing complexity of AI, robotics, algorithms, and platforms.
In this interview Frank talks with Neil Selwyn about his book New Laws of Robotics (Pasquale 2020) – already recognised as a seminal exploration of the emerging forms of automation associated with the rise of AI and other digital systems. Frank and Neil go through some of the main arguments that are developed in the New Laws of Robotics – particularly the book’s extended discussions of AI and education professions, and Frank’s reflections on the steady implementation of automated technology, algorithmic systems and AI into classrooms.