Anat Lior, assistant professor of law, wrote “Innovating Liability: The Virtuous Cycle of Torts, Technology and Liability Insurance,” recently published in Yale Journal of Law & Technology.
This Article challenges the notion that insurance is inadequate to cover emerging technologies given their novelty. It argues that insurance holds a vital underexplored role in advancing safe and healthy innovation and that, as a result, regulators should actively ensure its availability to both manufacturers and consumers. It aims to flesh out the influence torts, liability insurance and emerging technologies have on each other. Liability insurance allows consumers and manufacturers of emerging technologies to innovate while hedging their risks, thus acting as a catalyzing force of innovation itself.
Lior’s research interests include AI governance and liability, quantum computing policy, the intersection of insurance and emerging technologies, and intellectual property law.
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