15.1.2020 16:58:35

Will robots be liable for damages they cause?

The European Commission recently published a Report on Liability and New Technologies assessing the current national liability regulations and establishing that the existing system ensures at least basic protection of victims of AI, but that the complexity and unpredictability of AI requires certain adjustment to EU and Member States' laws toward a stricter system of liability.

Despite multiple discussions about the difficulty of attributing the risks of fully autonomous robots to natural persons, the Commission opposed the creation of a new category of legal personality for artificial intelligence. According to the Commission, amending the current laws directed at individuals would be a better solution.