Robot Rights & Autonomous Vehicles

Draft Report – click here

01/2017 – Robots should one day have rights as “electronic persons,” members of the European Parliament recommended Thursday — but not until the machines are all fitted with “kill” switches to shut them down in an emergency.  Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee wants the European Commission to propose legislation that will settle a number of ethical and liability issues in the field of robotics — including who is to blame when an autonomous vehicle is involved in a collision.  Granting the more sophisticated autonomous robots some kind of electronic personhood could settle issues of who is responsible for their actions, the committee suggested – full article click here

Europe will debate robot rights, ethics and AI kill switches in February

draft report submitted to the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee has finally opened the can of worms that bureaucrats around the world have been trying to avoid for years – how to deal with increasingly intelligent, and autonomous machines. And as countries around the world, like Dubai start replacing police officers with robots and countries like America begin rolling out autonomous vehicles and autonomous-capable weapons platforms – which will be debated by the UN this year – the high level discussion can’t come soon enough – full article click here.