Personal details

Dr Michael Guihot
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
Law School
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+61 7 3138 2733
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PhD (Deakin University), Bachelor of Laws (University of Newcastle)

Professional memberships
and associations

Deputy Chair, Society on Social Impact of Technology Australia.


Artificial Intelligence, New Technology, CPLRC, Law, Regulation, AI

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


In 2017, I presented a paper titled ‘Nudging Robots: Innovative Solutions to Regulate Artificial Intelligence’ at the We Robot Conference at Yale Law School. That paper was published in Volume 20(2) Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. Since then my research has been wholly on developments in Artificial Intelligence, Robots and the Law. I am currently co-authoring a book by that name.

I teach the new unit, Artificial Intelligence, Robots and the Law at QUT. I run a reading group on Technology, Regulation and Society and am a member of the Research Committee and a sub-committee developing a more focused and dynamic research group.

My research investigates the intersection of new technology and law, including the regulation of artificial intelligence, and the impact of new technologies on power and governance. My current research investigates how changes in global power structures affect private and public governance, and the impact of new technology on legal institutions. I have published in international journals on the regulation of artificial intelligence, am co-author of the monograph Cross-border Insolvency Law and have also published on manufacturer’s liability under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

Before returning to teach at university in 2010, I worked as a lawyer and senior associate with national law firm Middletons Lawyers (now K&L Gates) in Sydney from 1999 to 2006. I then worked as in-house counsel in a global alcohol manufacturing company specializing in the competition law, intellectual property and compliance aspects of the business before becoming managing partner and commercial practice group head of a small firm in Sydney for 3 years.

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I teach Artificial Intelligence, Robots and the Law and Competition Law at both the undergraduate and post graduate levels. I have also taught Commercial Law, Competition Law and Policy, Commercial Remedies, Torts, and Civil Procedure.  As a mark of my teaching expertise, in 2016, I was made a Fellow of the United Kingdom Higher Education Academy.

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