In a webinar held by the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL), a new book, Artificial Intelligence & Autonomous Shipping: Developing the International Legal Framework, has been launched.
The book has been co-authored by IISTL members (Professors Baughen, Soyer, Tettenborn, Associate Professor Leloudas and Dr Van Logchem), Associate Professor Bagshaw (Oxford University) and Peter MacDonald-Eggers QC (7 KBW). The book is published by Hart Publishing and critically evaluates the legal framework necessary for the use of autonomous ships in international waters.
The webinar was chaired by Justice Simon Picken, who put interesting questions to the co-authors on their contribution and asked them to share their main findings. The co-authors also answered questions posed by participants on the main themes discussed, and also more generally on the development of law to cope with the emerging technologies.
The Commissioning Editor of Hart Publishing, Dr Roberta Bassi, was also present at the event and expressed her belief that this book will make a significant contribution to the ongoing debate about autonomous ships.
The next Webinar of the IISTL will be held on 15 April on Smart Contracts- The Future of Shipping and Commercial Practice.