John Frank Weaver

John Frank Weaver is an attorney in Portsmouth, N.H., who works on artificial intelligence law. He is the author of Robots Are People, Too. Follow him @RobotsRPeople.

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Sept. 12 2014 3:53 PMWe Need to Pass Legislation on Artificial Intelligence Early and Often
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May 15 2014 9:45 AMRobots Deserve First Amendment Protection
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March 7 2014 1:56 PMJudge Clears Path for Beer-Delivery Drones—Almost
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Feb. 3 2014 11:02 AMWhat a Supreme Court Case Means for Google's and Facebook's Use of Artificial Intelligence
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Dec. 30 2013 11:07 AMWould You Let Scarlett Johansson’s Robot Voice Babysit Your Children?
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Nov. 22 2013 4:13 PMAutonomous Car Legislation Backs Google’s Vision of the Future Over Ford’s …  for Now
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July 27 2014 9:45 PMRobots Are People, TooIf courts are going to treat corporations like humans, they should do the same for robots.
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April 16 2014 12:21 PMCould Artificial Intelligence Improve Your Baking?
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March 5 2014 7:04 AMFree the Beer DronesMaybe the FAA doesn’t have the authority to regulate unmanned aerial vehicles.
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Jan. 20 2014 11:31 AMShould AI Makers Be Legally Responsible for Emotionally Manipulating Customers?
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Dec. 10 2013 11:33 AMHow Artificial Intelligence Might Monetize Fan Fiction

TODAY IN SLATE

Sports Nut

Grandmaster Clash

One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

Do the Celebrities Whose Nude Photos Were Stolen Have a Case Against Apple?

The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”

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Amazon Is Now a Gadget Company

Food

How to Order Chinese Food

First, stop thinking of it as “Chinese food.”

Scotland Is Inspiring Secessionists Across America

The Country Where Women Aren’t Allowed to Work Once They’re 36 Weeks’ Pregnant

The XX Factor
Sept. 18 2014 11:40 AM The Country Where Women Aren’t Allowed to Work Once They’re 36 Weeks’ Pregnant
Moneybox
Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
The World
Sept. 18 2014 1:34 PM Americans Fault Obama for Giving Them Exactly the Anti-ISIS Strategy They Want
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 18 2014 2:18 PM The NFL Is Not a Nonprofit So why does it get to act like one?
  Life
Doonan
Sept. 18 2014 2:00 PM On the Death of My Homophobic Dog I named him Liberace, but I couldn’t have chosen a less appropriate namesake for this coarse, emotionally withholding Norwich terrier.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 18 2014 12:03 PM The NFL Opines on “the Role of the Female”
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Everyday That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 2:32 PM Kern Your Enthusiasm: The Friendliness of Chicago
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 1:24 PM Can the Celebrities Whose Photos Were Stolen Really Sue Apple? It may be harder to prove “harm” than it seems.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 18 2014 7:30 AM Red and Green Ghosts Haunt the Stormy Night
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.