The question of whether robots are human is contradicted by European legislators and other experts.
The issue did not arise until January 2017, thanks to a text section buried deep in a European Parliament report that recommended a & # 39; legal status for robots & # 39; to create.
A group of 156 AI specialists from 14 countries wrote an open letter to the European Commission in Brussels that rejected the move.
In the statement they wrote: "We, artificial intelligence and robotics experts, industry leaders, legislation, medical and ethical experts, confirm that adopting EU-wide rules for robotics and is important to achieve a high level of ensure safety and security for European Union Citizens while promoting innovation.
"As human robot interactions become a common place, the European Union must provide the right framework to strengthen the values of democracy and the European Union.
& # 39; In fact, the framework for artificial intelligence and robotics must be examined not only by economic and legal aspects, but also by its social, psychological and ethical consequences.
& # 39; In this context, we are concerned about the European Parliament's resolution on civil-law rules for robotics and its recommendation to the European Commission. & # 39;
They say that creating a legal status for an & # 39; electronic person & # 39; is a bad idea for self-learning robots for a whole range of reasons.
This includes the fact that companies manufacturing the machines may be exempt from any legal liability for damage caused by their creations.
She added: & # 39; The legal status of a robot cannot be derived from the natural person's model, because the robot would then retain human rights, such as the right to dignity, the right to compensation or the right to citizenship.
& # 39; The legal status of a robot cannot be deduced from the Legal Entity model & # 39 ;, as given to companies & # 39; because it implies that there are people behind the legal person who represent and direct it . This is not the case for a robot. & # 39;
& # 39; We therefore confirm that the European Union must stimulate the development of the AI and bobotics industry in order to limit human health and safety risks.
"The protection of robot and third-party users must be at the heart of all EU legal provisions."
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