Legal Personhood for AI systems: Conceptual Preliminaries

Abstract

The question of AI legal personhood is increasingly becoming topical. However, this presupposes an understanding of what legal personhood is. When discussing AI legal personhood, many take for granted what I call the Orthodox View of legal personhood. I will discuss this view and show why legal personhood should instead be understood along the lines of my Bundle Theory. I will then apply this theory to AI systems.

Description

Second presentation of the Personhood Series

Keywords

AI, legal personhood, Bundle Theory

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