Is the power to sue robots good or bad?

Apr 16, 2018, 7:45 AM EDT
(Source: Beatrice Murch/flickr)
(Source: Beatrice Murch/flickr)

In a 2017 report, the European Union proposed that smart, autonomous robots be identified as “electronic personalities,” a form of legal personhood which allows people to sue these machines if they falter and inflict damage on humans.

Apparently, the idea empowers humans to seek compensation for the faults of smart machines, but a section of AI experts worries the concept will only rid the manufacturer of any responsibility, leaving the robot as a scapegoat, writes Futurism.

An open letter by 156 AI experts criticized the EU’s proposal, which they said, is based on a flawed evaluation of robots’ capabilities, notes CNET.