Dr. Jessica Mulligan is assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at Providence College. She earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University. Trained as a medical anthropologist, her current research project uses life history interviews to explore the health and financial impacts of insurance coverage on the formerly uninsured.
What are the consequences of a robot harming a human? Is the government engaging in ethical use of drones and AI systems for surveillance? Should there be guidelines for the sale, purchase, or treatment of robots? Will robots take away our jobs? To address some of these critical questions, Footnote is publishing a series of articles examining the benefits and concerns that surround robotics and artificial intelligence technologies and their emerging role in society.