Artificial Intelligence Ethics and International Law - 2nd Edition


SKU: 9789355519238


ISBN: 9789355516220
eISBN: 9789355519238
Authors: Abhivardhan
Rights: Worldwide
Publishing Date: 1st Dec 2023
Pages: 212
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Book Type: Paperback

Dive into the dynamic realm of AI governance with this groundbreaking book. Offering cutting-edge insights, it explores the intricate intersection of artificial intelligence and international law. Readers gain invaluable perspectives on navigating the evolving AI landscape, understanding global legal dynamics, and delving into the nuances of responsible AI governance. Packed with pragmatic approaches, the book is an essential guide for professionals, policymakers, and scholars seeking a comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted challenges and opportunities presented by AI in the global legal arena.

The book begins by examining the fundamental concepts of AI ethics and its recognition within international law. It then delves into the challenges of governing AI in a rapidly evolving technological landscape, highlighting the need for pragmatic and flexible approaches to AI regulation. Subsequent chapters explore the diverse perspectives on AI classification and recognition, from legal visibility frameworks to the ISAIL Classifications of Artificial Intelligence. The book also examines the far-reaching implications of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and digital colonialism, addressing the ethical dilemmas and potential dangers of these emerging technologies.

In conclusion, the book proposes a path toward self-regulation and offers soft law recommendations to guide the responsible development and deployment of AI. It emphasizes the importance of international cooperation and collaboration in addressing the ethical and legal challenges posed by AI, ensuring that AI's transformative power is harnessed for the benefit of all humanity.


  • Comprehensive overview of AI ethics and international law.
  • Exploration of pragmatic approaches to AI governance.
  • Navigation of global legal dynamics.
  • Soft law recommendations for responsible AI development.


  • Understand AI's impact on global legal frameworks.
  • Navigate complexities of AI governance and responsible practices.
  • Explore innovative AI applications and economic dimensions.
  • Grasp legal visibility, privacy doctrines, and classification methods.
  • Assess the evolution from Narrow AI to AGI and digital colonialism.
  • Gain insights into self-regulation and the future of AI.


This book is tailored for professionals, policymakers, and scholars seeking a comprehensive understanding of AI's intersection with international law. While no specific prerequisites are necessary, a foundational awareness of AI concepts and legal frameworks will enhance the reader's engagement with the material.

SECTION 1: Introduction
1. Artificial Intelligence and International Law
SECTION 2: Technology Governance
2. Pragmatism in Governing AI
3. The Innovation and Economics of AI
SECTION 3: Classification and Recognition of Artificial Intelligence
4. Legal Visibility
5. The Privacy Doctrine
6. The ISAIL Classifications of Artificial Intelligence
SECTION 4: Artificial Intelligence in a Multi-polar World
7. AGI and Digital Colonialism
8. Self-Regulating the Future of AI

Abhivardhan is honoured to serve as the Chairperson and Managing Trustee of the Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence and Law and as the Managing Partner at Indic Pacific Legal Research. Throughout his journey, he has gained valuable experience in international technology law, corporate innovation, global governance, and cultural intelligence.

With deep respect for the field, Abhivardhan has been fortunate to contribute to esteemed law, technology, and policy magazines and blogs including The Daily Guardian, The Contemporary Law Forum, India Business Law Journal, and others. His book, “Artificial Intelligence Ethics and International Law: An Introduction” (2019), modestly represents his exploration of the important connection between artificial intelligence and ethical considerations with an international law perspective. Emphasizing the significance of an Indic approach to AI Ethics, Abhivardhan aims to bring diverse perspectives to the table.

Abhivardhan remains humbled by the opportunity to share knowledge through various papers on international technology law. Alongside his consulting and policy advocacy, he has been involved in both authoring and editing books, focusing on public international law and its relationship with artificial intelligence.

Maintaining a down-to-earth approach, Abhivardhanʼs speaking and research interests revolve around Indo-Pacific affairs, disruptive technology ethics and policies, artificial intelligence governance, Indo-European culture and music, global governance, sustainable development, digital connectivity, and public international law.

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