Simon Chesterman is dean of the National University of Singapore faculty of law and senior director of AI governance at AI Singapore. His latest book is "We, the Robots? Regulating Artificial Intelligence and the Limits of the Law."
Last week, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization announced that it had concluded the first global agreement on the ethics of artificial intelligence. Its Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, declared that this was a "major answer" to the need for rules to ensure that AI benefits humanity.