Vital, Sophia, and Co. - The Quest for the Legal Personhood of Robots

  title={Vital, Sophia, and Co. - The Quest for the Legal Personhood of Robots},
  author={Ugo Pagallo},
The paper examines today’s debate on the legal status of AI robots, and how often scholars and policy makers confuse the legal agenthood of these artificial agents with the status of legal personhood. By taking into account current trends in the field, the paper suggests a twofold stance. First, policy makers shall seriously mull over the possibility of establishing novel forms of accountability and liability for the activities of AI robots in contracts and business law, e.g., new forms of… 
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