In the future, if armies deploy autonomous robot soldiers and they fire on the wrong targets, who will we hold responsible - the general who deployed them or their designer, Singapore law professor Simon Chesterman asks in We, the Robots. Photo: Getty Images/Tetra Images RF In the future, if armies deploy autonomous robot soldiers and they fire on the wrong targets, who will we hold responsible - the general who deployed them or their designer, Singapore law professor Simon Chesterman asks in We, the Robots. Photo: Getty Images/Tetra Images RF
In the future, if armies deploy autonomous robot soldiers and they fire on the wrong targets, who will we hold responsible - the general who deployed them or their designer, Singapore law professor Simon Chesterman asks in We, the Robots. Photo: Getty Images/Tetra Images RF

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When AI goes wrong who’s to blame, Singapore law professor asks; do we legally treat algorithms and machines as we once did mercenaries and miscreant animals?

  • Simon Chesterman, a law professor in Singapore, asks some sobering questions about legal responsibility for the decisions of AI machines and algorithms
  • Like mercenary troops, algorithms that decide on your guilt or innocence, or right to entitlements, lack moral intuition, he notes. So are we still in control?

Topic |   Artificial intelligence
In the future, if armies deploy autonomous robot soldiers and they fire on the wrong targets, who will we hold responsible - the general who deployed them or their designer, Singapore law professor Simon Chesterman asks in We, the Robots. Photo: Getty Images/Tetra Images RF In the future, if armies deploy autonomous robot soldiers and they fire on the wrong targets, who will we hold responsible - the general who deployed them or their designer, Singapore law professor Simon Chesterman asks in We, the Robots. Photo: Getty Images/Tetra Images RF
In the future, if armies deploy autonomous robot soldiers and they fire on the wrong targets, who will we hold responsible - the general who deployed them or their designer, Singapore law professor Simon Chesterman asks in We, the Robots. Photo: Getty Images/Tetra Images RF
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