Indian laws need to be examined to better address the changes in technology. The explosion of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at its Cape Canaveral launch pad on September 1 and the crash of Tesla's driverless car in June are powerful reminders that while technology driven by artificial intelligence (AI) is advancing at a dizzying pace, regulators cannot lag behind. Although self-driving cars have not yet hit the Indian roads, app-based taxi aggregators such as Uber and Ola do operate in the country. We have all experienced the many benefits of AI – email spam filtering, web page translations and Facebook's auto recognition to tag friends and family in a photograph. A number of AI startups in India are helping people book cabs, order food, pay bills and recharge mobile phones.