A robot commits libel. Who is responsible?

For all their apparent infallibility, bots, like their human predecessors, are also vulnerable to mistakes.One of the worst mistakes is committing libel. How should courts treat cases in which a robot generates a defamatory statement?

One more time with feeling: A new way to look at the presidential debates

With apologies to gone-viral Ken Bone, most Americans have decided who they’ll be voting for on Nov. 8. Some have already cast their vote. Therefore, this year’s three presidential debates may be more for show than substance. It’s probably also fair to say that most folks who watched the first two debates viewed the responses … Continued