So this is number 5 in my Collected Principles of AI Regulation. I don’t know why it came to me now. I’ve been recently reading a lot of heavier stuff on AI and regulation and trying to figure out how to write about it. Which meant I haven’t had easy things to write. So I was in a bit of a mood.
And I see articles from time to time about how THERE WILL BE ROBOT DIRECTORS IN THE BOARDROOM and HOW WILL WE MAKE ROBOTS LIABLE for something or other and I don’t have too much patience for that.
So this one came to me a bit on the fly because I was irritated by the whole implied wouldn’t it be great to consider personhood-of-AI which is lurking out there. Sorry, no, animals cannot have copyright and AI cannot take on legal personality.
So #5 is:
AI shall not be granted Fundamental Rights whether arising at natural law, common law, or constitutional law of any state or supra-national entity.
And if you want to debate this, great, but trust me this principle will just make things easier.
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