Legal Personhood for Artificial Intelligences

  Abstract     Citations (5)     Georgetown University Law CenterNorth Carolina Law Review, Vol. 70, p. 1231, 1992Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 09-13 Abstract:     Could an artificial intelligence become a legal person? As of today, this question is only theoretical. No existing computer program currently possesses the sort of capacities that would justify serious judicial inquiry into the question of legal personhood. The question is nonetheless of some interest. Cognitive science begins with the assumption that the nature of human intelligence is computational, and therefore, that the human mind can, in principle, be modelled as a program that runs on a computer. Artificial intelligence (AI) research attempts to develop such models. But even as cognitive science has displaced behavioralism as the dominant paradigm for investigating the…

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