The Extension of Legal Personhood in Artificial Intelligence

The Extension of Legal Personhood in Artificial Intelligence

The purpose of this paper is to illuminate the main ethical, legal and social implications (ELSIs) concerning social humanoid robots that have their base in artificial intelligence (AI). The main dilemma highlighted touches upon the expansion of the concept of legal personhood, and the attribution o...

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Título de la revista: Revista de bioética y derecho
Autor: Pin Lean Lau
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Idioma: Inglés
Enlace del documento: http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/RBD/article/view/27064
Tipo de recurso: Documento de revista
Fuente: Revista de bioética y derecho; No 46 (Año 2019).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1344/rbd2019.0.27064
Entidad editora: Universitat de Barcelona
Derechos de uso: Reconocimiento - NoComercial - SinObraDerivada (by-nc-nd)
Materias: Multidisciplinar --> Ciencias
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades --> Legislación
Ciencias de la Salud, Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades --> Ciencias Sociales Biomédicas
Resumen: The purpose of this paper is to illuminate the main ethical, legal and social implications (ELSIs) concerning social humanoid robots that have their base in artificial intelligence (AI). The main dilemma highlighted touches upon the expansion of the concept of legal personhood, and the attribution of appropriate legal responses to govern the future proliferation of AI systems vis-à-vis social humanoid robots. The paper cautions on the need to carefully reflect on notions of personhood and human dignity for AI systems, balanced against the underlying representation of values and behaviors that may threaten to erode the human rights discourse. Additionally, it questions the wisdom of the broad expanse of the European legal response to the development and use of AI systems.