Are robots people? Europe isn’t sure…

European lawmakers are currently trying to decide if robots are people. The issue is with a report from the European Commission, released in early 2017, that suggests creating a “legal status for robots in the long run” so they could be “responsible for making good any damage they may cause”.  It’s one single line in a lengthy report, but it’s been deemed important enough for 156 artificial intelligence experts to write an open letter denouncing the suggestion. According to the letter, there’s a number of reasons why assigning (what the report calls) “electronic personality”…

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