Robot as Legal Person: Electronic Personhood in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Sergio M. C. Avila Negri
2021 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
This paper seeks to investigate the proposal to create a legal (electronic) personhood for robots with artificial intelligence based on the European Parliament resolution with recommendations on Civil Law and Robotics. To this end, we highlight the various risks and problems present in this type of initiative, especially in view of the current trend of expanding legal subjectivity in various jurisdictions. In addition to an anthropomorphic rhetoric, we can observe the prevalence of a pragmatic
more » ... ine that seeks to be guided, mainly, by the model of corporations, without taking into account, however, problems present in the process of embodiment of companies and the particular function of the term legal person in the grammar of Law.
doi:10.3389/frobt.2021.789327 pmid:35004866 pmcid:PMC8734654 fatcat:wdgu3lls3fhglb7ryjo54ib4u4