Fear of our jobs being replaced by machines dates all the way back to the invention of the cotton gin in 1793 and maybe even earlier. But as new machines, computers, and robots are developed and jobs are lost, we have learned new jobs are created: programmers, code-writers, and so on, and society adapts. However, as technology continues to advance, the artificial intelligence capabilities of some of these new “machines” make them seem more human than ever. As a lawyer, it makes you wonder: Can these new iPeople be held liable?Think about the bank teller and the fear he must have experienced when the invention of the ATM was announced, or the cashier when self-checkout was introduced. You all remember when the self-checkout register looked foreign and felt a bit like a sci-fi experience. Now they’re everywhere. Who is willing to admit, though, that you often opt out of the self-checkout because they often malfunction? One point for the humans.Evia, a new auto insurance … [Read more...] about iPEOPLE – Can They Be Held Liable?