Apples, oranges, robots: four misunderstandings in today's debate on the legal status of AI systems

@article{Pagallo2018ApplesOR,
  title={Apples, oranges, robots: four misunderstandings in today's debate on the legal status of AI systems},
  author={Ugo Pagallo},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  year={2018},
  volume={376}
}
  • U. Pagallo
  • Published 15 October 2018
  • Law
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Scholars have increasingly discussed the legal status(es) of robots and artificial intelligence (AI) systems over the past three decades; however, the 2017 resolution of the EU parliament on the ‘electronic personhood’ of AI robots has reignited and even made current debate ideological. Against this background, the aim of the paper is twofold. First, the intent is to show how often today's discussion on the legal status(es) of AI systems leads to different kinds of misunderstanding that regard… 

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