6 Jul 2019
Will New Techs Reshape Responsibilty?
The rise of artificial intelligence today invites us to redefine the contours and definition of the notion of “responsibility”. Autonomous cars, price-fixing algorithms or video-on-demand websites, alleged bias of search engines: this non-comprehensive list of innovations illustrates how difficult reconciling innovation and responsibility can become. In each case, regulators are still trying to find the appropriate position to adopt in the event of an accident or unforeseen consequences.
The legal framework is logically the cornerstone of these evolutions: can robots be legal persons? Will the digital age lead to the advent of strict liability? Does the multiplication of actors involved in new technologies dilute each individual share of responsibility?
The magnitude of the philosophical implications involved is also undeniable: can artificial intelligence be ethical without a clear redefinition of the notion of responsibility? How can we resolve the moral choices made necessary by the introduction on the market of certain innovations?
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