Theoretical foundations for the responsibility of autonomous agents

@article{Hage2017TheoreticalFF,
  title={Theoretical foundations for the responsibility of autonomous agents},
  author={Jaap Hage},
  journal={Artificial Intelligence and Law},
  year={2017},
  volume={25},
  pages={255-271}
}
This article argues that it is possible to hold autonomous agents themselves, and not only their makers, users or owners, responsible for the acts of these agents. In this connection autonomous systems are computer programs that interact with the outside world without human interference. They include such systems as ‘intelligent’ weapons and self-driving cars. The argument is based on an analogy between human beings and autonomous agents and its main element asserts that if humans can be held… CONTINUE READING

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