Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Sergio Gramitto on "Artificial Agents in Corporate Boardrooms"

Sergio Gramitto, co-author (with Lynn Stout and Tamara Belinfanti) of Citizen Capitalism: How a Universal Fund Can Provide Influence and Income to All just published Artificial Agents in Corporate Boardrooms in the Cornell Law Review.  Here is the abstract:

Thousands of years ago, Roman businessmen often ran joint businesses through commonly owned, highly intelligent slaves. Roman slaves did not have full legal capacity and were considered property of their co-owners. Now business corporations are looking to delegate decision-making to uberintelligent machines through the use of artificial intelligence in boardrooms. Artificial intelligence in boardrooms could assist, integrate, or even replace human directors. However, the concept of using artificial intelligence in boardrooms is largely unexplored and raises several issues. This Article sheds light on legal and policy challenges concerning artificial agents in boardrooms. The arguments revolve around two fundamental questions: (1) what role can artificial intelligence play in boardrooms? and (2) what ramifications would the deployment of artificial agents in boardrooms entail?


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