Jacob Turner is a barrister at Fountain Court Chambers. He is the author of Robot Rules: Regulating Artificial Intelligence (2018) and a contributing author to The Law of Artificial Intelligence (2020). He advises governments, regulators and private organisations on legal issues relating to AI. His recent cases have included defending nine banks in a multi-billion dollar dispute where the claimants attempted to use an AI program to prove their case, acting for former Uber drivers sacked by algorithms, and in proceedings in the UK Supreme Court concerning whether an AI program can be named as the inventor in a patent application. Jacob previously worked as an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton and before that in the legal department of a country’s Permanent Mission to the UN in New York. Jacob is also a former law clerk to Lord Mance in the UK Supreme Court. He holds degrees from Oxford and Harvard.
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