A legal analysis of human and electronic agents

@article{Wettig2004ALA,
  title={A legal analysis of human and electronic agents},
  author={Steffen Wettig and Eberhard Zehender},
  journal={Artificial Intelligence and Law},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={111-135}
}
Currently, electronic agents are being designed and implemented that, unprecedentedly, will be capable of performing legally binding actions. These advances necessitate a thorough treatment of their legal consequences. In our paper, we first demonstrate that electronic agents behave structurally similar to human agents. Then we study how declarations of intention stated by an electronic agent are related to ordinary declarations of intention given by natural persons or legal entities, and also… CONTINUE READING