Company Law and Autonomous Systems: A Blueprint for Lawyers, Entrepreneurs, and Regulators

  title={Company Law and Autonomous Systems: A Blueprint for Lawyers, Entrepreneurs, and Regulators},
  author={Shawn J. Bayern and Thomas M. Burri and Thomas D. Grant and Daniel M. H{\"a}usermann and Florian M{\"o}slein and Richard Williams},
In discussions of the regulation of autonomous systems, private law — specifically, company law — has been neglected as a potential legal and regulatory interface. As one of us has suggested previously, there are several possibilities for the creation of company structures that might provide functional and adaptive legal “housing” for advanced software, various types of artificial intelligence, and other programmatic systems and organizations — phenomena that we refer to here collectively as… 
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