The European strategy on robotics and artificial intelligence: too much ethics, too little security

Noto La Diega, Guido (2017) The European strategy on robotics and artificial intelligence: too much ethics, too little security. European Cybersecurity Journal, 3 (2). pp. 6-10.

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Abstract

There is an increasing interest in the ethical design of robots. As evidence of this fact, one may refer to some recent reports and the European Parliament’s resolution on civil law rules on robotics.The latter will be the primary focus of this analysis since the EU Parliament is the first legal institution in the world to have initiated work of a law on robots and artificial intelligence. The European strategy on robotics seems affected by two main problems: an excessive emphasis on ethics at the expense of security, and more gen-erally, a lack of awareness of the critical role played by the operation of striking a balance between competing interests. Balancing is pivotal to the interpretation and application of the law. And the current development of AI technologies does not enable the delegation of the operation to robots. Certainly, the most controversial point regards the status of robots as electronic persons. Even though the suggestion may seem extreme, it may prove to be successful, for at least three reasons. First, robots are becoming more and more similar to humans (anthropomorfisation and AI). Second, humans are becoming increasingly akin to robots (artificial enhancement). Third, the robot’s legal personality would be profitable for the robotic industry

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Robots, robotics, robot law, roboethics, ethics by design, value sensitive design, artificial consciousness, moral machines, moral robots, security, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, ethics, robolaw, robot ethics, automated systems
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2018 12:57
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 12:57
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33012

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