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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Hallvy on Dangerous Robots

Prof. Gabriel Hallevy (Ono Academic College, Faculty of Law) has posted Dangerous Robots – Artificial Intelligence vs. Human Intelligence on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
If we are attacked by an intelligent robot, can we impose criminal liability upon robots? How can we defend ourselves legally? The technological world has changed rapidly. Simple human activities are being replaced by robots. As long as humanity used robots as mere tools, there was no real difference between robots and screwdrivers, cars or telephones. When robots became sophisticated, we used to say that robots "think" for us. The problem began when robots evolved from "thinking" machines into thinking machines (without quotation marks) – or Artificial Intelligence Robots (AI Robots). Could they become dangerous?

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