Liability is a big part of the discussion about Artificial Intelligence right now. Other than systems that follow a strict algorithm, systems with Artificial Intelligence learn on their own and therefore can potentially learn behaviors that were not planned or anticipated by producers. And for this reason the legal questions arise: Can an Artificial Intelligence be liable? How can present legal norms be used? At the same time acceptance for liable machines in society is questionable. Will people accept it if only a machine is liable, in case of damage – if there a no humans being “punished”? Tobias Hammel, Legal Secretary at the Allianz Versicherungs-AG, gives an extensive overview over these questions.
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