Robot Law

13 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2017 Last revised: 3 Feb 2017

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Maxwell Mehlman

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Jessica Wilen Berg

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Soumya Ray

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Date Written: January 30, 2017

Abstract

Recent advances in artificially-intelligent robotics have prompted calls for expansion of research on how to prevent artificial intelligence systems from harming humans. A primary means of protecting humans from harm caused by other humans is the reciprocal system of rights and obligations known as law. This article discusses the prospects that future AI systems will be capable of purposefully harming humans, and if so, proposes that a similar reciprocal system be developed to govern relationships between those AI systems and humans.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Harm, Humans, Asimov

JEL Classification: K13

Suggested Citation

Mehlman, Maxwell and Berg, Jessica Wilen and Ray, Soumya, Robot Law (January 30, 2017). Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-1. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2908488

Maxwell Mehlman (Contact Author)

Case Western Reserve University School of Law ( email )

11075 East Boulevard
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Jessica Wilen Berg

Case Western Reserve University School of Law ( email )

11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
United States
216-368-6363 (Phone)
216-368-2086 (Fax)

Soumya Ray

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ( email )

OH
United States

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