Thursday, January 12, 2017

Robot kill switches & legal status: MEPs endorse AI proposal — RT Viral

Robot kill switches & legal status: MEPs endorse AI proposal — RT Viral: A European Parliament committee has voted in favor of a draft report that proposes granting legal status to robots, categorizing them as “electronic persons”.

The draft report, approved by 17 votes to two and two abstentions by the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs, proposes that “The most sophisticated autonomous robots could be established as having the status of electronic persons with specific rights and obligations, including that of making good any damage they may cause.”

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