Our current liability system—which determines responsibility and payment for injuries—is completely unprepared for artificial intelligence (AI). Liability rules were designed for a time when humans caused the majority of mistakes or injuries. Thus, most liability frameworks place punishments on the person who caused an injury.
With AI, errors may occur without any human input at all. The liability system needs to adjust accordingly. Bad liability policy will harm patients, consumers, and AI developers. The time to think about liability is now—right as AI becomes ubiquitous but remains underregulated.
From Scientific American
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