George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Drones, Driverless Cars & AI: The legal challenges surrounding emerging tech

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237
  • Division: Civil Justice Academy

From tech companies to automobile manufacturers, driverless cars are the next big thing. But who’s responsible when a driverless car is involved in an accident? Should it be the occupants of the vehicle or its owner? The car’s manufacturer or the software developer? A number of the companies working in this field have announced that they would accept responsibility because they all seem to anticipate fewer accidents. But will that change as the technology evolves? How will courts respond? And what role is there for legislative action?

This Congressional Civil Justice Academy briefing featured:

Andrew Kloster

Center for the Study of The Administrative State, Antonin Scalia Law School

Peter V. Nelson

K & L Gates

Daniel Scialpi

Patrick Malone & Associates, P.C.

Greg Conko (Moderator)

Law & Economics Center





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