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Subject:  How to Punish Criminal Robots Date:  3/6/2013  4:31 PM
Author:  sykesix Number:  48244 of 132543

Law processor explains how to prevent a future robot uprising:

Dylan Matthews: A lot of people would assume that criminal responsibility should lie with the manufacturer and owner of a robot, rather than with the robot himself (or herself).

Gabriel Hallevy: Well, if we impose criminal responsibility on the robot itself, it does not mitigate liability on the part of the programmer or the manufacturer or the user.

Dylan Matthews: So you’re adding liability to the robot, rather than shifting it from the manufacturer.

Gabriel Hallevy: Yes. The criminal liability of a robot is additional to the current criminal liability.
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