Video: Ted Claypoole - Does AI Have Rights? Not Yet

At RSA 2020, we had the very special treat of chatting with world-renowned cybersecurity law expert Ted Claypoole. A partner at Womble Bond Dickenson, multiple author, privacy guru and artificial intelligence expert, Ted is greatly in demand for his skills as a legal expert specializing in the cutting edge of cybersecurity.  

Ted recently released a new book called The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines, published via the American Bar Association. The book takes an in-depth look at existing laws that currently address AI, autonomous vehicles, biorobotics, cybernetics, and similar technologies. 

Since Ted already went out and interviewed all the experts, we took the chance to interview him and find out what he learned...



About Ted Claypool

Ted Claypoole (AKA Theodore F. Claypoole) is a lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, and a partner at Womble Bond Dickinson. For more than 30 years, he has represented clients in regard to software and service agreements, data management including privacy/security/analytics, payment systems, and technology planning.

Ted has assisted clients in recovering from some of the largest data breaches for both the private and public sectors, and has worked extensively with online and mobile payment systems, as well as developing international supply chain strategies.

A regular speaker on privacy and security issues, Ted has been selected five times as a presenter for the RSA Data Security Conference in San Francisco, where he recently led a panel on AI’s effect on Information Security. He is co-author with Theresa Payton of two books from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers titled Privacy in the Age of Big Data and Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online?

About The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines: Understanding A.I. and the Legal Impact

How will the law change to accommodate the role of artificial intelligence in society and how much of that change has occurred already? When machines make their own decisions with financial impact, who receives credit or blame?

This new guide provides an in-depth examination of how artificial intelligence has evolved, how it will affect the legal profession, and how the law will be reformed to meet the new realities created by AI.

Written by high-level industry experts, this guide discusses a wide-range of AI topics including a history and introduction, healthcare regulation, entertainment, labor laws, aviation, military applications, cybernetics and biorobotics, copyright law, cybersecurity issues, product liability, AI and the transactional law practice, the future of AI, and more.

Learn more about this book HERE

About Matt Stephenson

Insecurity host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the broadcast team at BlackBerry, which puts him in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. Twenty years of work with the world’s largest security, storage and recovery companies has introduced Stephenson to some of the most fascinating people in the industry. He wants to get those stories told so that others can learn from what has come before.

Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, Matt interviews leading authorities in the security industry to gain an expert perspective on topics including risk management, security control friction, compliance issues, and building a culture of security. Each episode provides relevant insights for security practitioners and business leaders working to improve their organization’s security posture and bottom line.

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