[C5] Robots are among us, but who takes responsibility?
by Sylvain Métille

Author: Sylvain Métille (@smetille)
Language: English or French
Country: Switzerland
Date & Time: Wed.. 2, nov. - 15:45 to 16:30

Self driving cars or IA assisted machines in hospitals are not the future, they already exists. Robots are not standard machines as they do not simply execute orders but also decide by themselves. They are not human being with their own liability either. Should they be given a specific legal personality or should someone else be responsible? And who should be that person: the custodian, the owner, the manufacturer?

Biography: Sylvain Métille is a Partner at the law firm HDC in Lausanne (Switzerland). Recognised as a leading lawyer in TMT by Chambers & Partners and Legal500, he has more than ten years experience. As a privacy / data protection and IT / advanced technology specialist, he regularly assists local and multinationals companies when it comes to data, surveillance, IT or computer crime.
Sylvain is also a lecturer at Lausanne University (Computer Crime Law) and at the International Institute of Management in Technology in Fribourg (Telecommunications and Data Protection Law). He regularly publishes and gives conferences. He finally runs a blog about law and information technologies. He obtained his J.D (2003) and PhD in Law with Honors (summa cum laude, 2010) from University of Neuchâtel. Admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2005, he gained a solid experience within several law firms.