In EU states you may soon be able to sue robots

May 30, 2018, 8:41 AM EDT
(Source: Caroline Davis2010/flickr)
(Source: Caroline Davis2010/flickr)

The EU lawmakers are considering the idea of giving autonomous robots “electronic personalities,” a status that would allow people to hold these machines legally accountable for any wrongdoing or damage they cause to humans.

The idea, first floated in a 2017 report by the EU, won’t confer a human’s rights to robots but award them legal status like corporation, notes Fanatical Futurist.

However, critics are averse to the concept of shifting the blame for any fault from manufacturer to the robot, which is what the proposed law seeks to do, reports Futurism.

TAGS: Robotics