When Robots Kill
Artificial Intelligence under Criminal Law
Publication Year: 2013
Gabriel Hallevy develops a general and legally sophisticated theory of the criminal liability for AI and robotics that covers the manufacturer, programmer, user, and all other entities involved. Identifying and selecting analogous principles from existing criminal law, Hallevy proposes specific ways of thinking through criminal liability for a diverse array of autonomous technologies in a diverse set of circumstances.
Published by: Northeastern University Press
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In most developed countries, unmanned vehicles, surgical robots, industrial robots, trading algorithms, personal robots, and other artificial intelligence (AI) entities are in common use. Such use may be personal, medical, military, commercial, or industrial. ...
1. The Emergence of Machina Sapiens Criminalis
Since the dawn of humanity, we have sought tools to make life easier. In the Stone Age, tools were made of stone. As humans discovered the advantages of metals, metal replaced stone. With the expansion of knowledge, tools proliferated and played increasing roles in daily human life. ...
2. AI Criminal Liability for Intentional Offenses
In 1981, a thirty-seven-year-old Japanese employee in a motorcycle factory was killed by an AI robot working near him. The robot identified the employee as a threat to its mission and calculated that the most efficient way to eliminate the threat was to push the worker into an adjacent machine. ...
3. AI Criminal Liability for Negligence Offenses
One of the common applications of ai expert systems is medical,1 generally used for more accurate diagnosis. Patient symptoms are entered into the system using visual scanners or other means to capture verbal data, after which the expert system analyzes the factual data and suggests a diagnosis to the medical staff. ...
4. AI Criminal Liability for Strict Liability Offenses
The operations carried out by drones are based on artificial intelligence technology. AI drones operate not only on the ground (unmanned vehicles), but also in the air and underwater.1 For example, in 2012 the US Navy examined an operative drone that was slated to land on an aircraft carrier, relying on pinpoint CPR coordinates and advanced avionics. ...
5. Applicability of General Defenses to AI Criminal Liability
Can an AI system be insane? An infant? Intoxicated? Caught in situations of self-defense, necessity, or duress? One of the most common uses of AI technology is for guarding, as noted in chapter 1.1 For example, the South Korean government uses AI robots as soldiers along its border with North Korea, and since 2012 as prison guards.2 ...
6. Sentencing AI
Is it possible to impose a prison sentence on an AI robot? How can such a punishment be carried out in practice? One of the objectives of the criminal process is sentencing. The legal discussion taking place in court regarding the criminal liability of the defendant is often considered to be a preliminary discussion before sentencing. ...
Criminal liability for artificial intelligence entities may sound radical. For centuries, criminal liability was considered to be part of an exclusively human universe. The first crack in the concept occurred in the seventeenth century, when corporations were admitted into this exclusive club. ...
Page Count: 264
Publication Year: 2013
OCLC Number: 831121032
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