"The Algorithm Did It": Legal Responsibility and the Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

Laurel Luise King, Salve Regina University

Abstract

Artificial Intelligence has brought us to a crossroads in our evolution, with no clear decision to date how to move forward with AI control. The existing legal system, however, provides an existing means of regulation through its distinction between natural legal persons and artificial legal persons such as corporations. Positive law, without recourse to metaphysics or ontology, allows much needed regulation, while maintaining the integrity of non-legal beliefs. This approach is compatible with current developments in Artificial Intelligence, human neuroscience and the existing legal system. It also does not damage the rights and obligations of natural legal persons, or their ability to maintain moral principles, by its placement of individual moral decisions in a separate societal role from that of positive law.

Subject Area

Law|Artificial intelligence

Recommended Citation

King, Laurel Luise, ""The Algorithm Did It": Legal Responsibility and the Regulation of Artificial Intelligence" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations. AAI28966101.
https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/dissertations/AAI28966101

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