Faculty Friday: Ryan Calo
Ryan Calo has a lot to say about robots. The School of Law professor doesn’t make them or test them, like some of his colleagues who are engineers. Instead, he looks at the legal and policy aspects of modern machines, from drones to driverless cars. “The conversations we have about new technology are often legal ones,” said Calo, a co-director of UW’s Tech Policy Lab. When we think about drones, for example, we look to the Federal Aviation Administration for guidance. When our cell phones come out with a revamped GPS system, we wonder if it might compromise a right to privacy.