Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems: A Legal Perspective on Granting Personhood and Implications of Such a Decision
Keywords:Artificial intelligence, Autonomous systems, Legal personhood, Liability, Employment and society.
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous systems is becoming increasingly prevalent in our daily lives, raising questions about their legal status and whether they should be granted legal personhood or status. This paper examines the implications of granting such legal recognition to AI and autonomous systems, specifically in terms of liability and responsibility, employment and labor laws, and society as a whole. Using a comprehensive literature review, this paper evaluates the pros and cons of various alternative approaches to legal personhood and proposes a novel solution that balances the interests of all stakeholders involved. The proposed solution involves developing a new legal framework that recognizes AI and autonomous systems as unique legal entities with their own set of rights and responsibilities, while still holding their developers and operators liable for any harm caused by them. This approach would provide clarity and accountability in the legal realm, while also ensuring that individuals and society at large are protected from potential harms caused by these systems.
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