Teilrechtsfähigkeit for Autonomous Systems: Introducing a “Halfway” Status’

“Autonomous systems are entering our everyday lives. But what are they in legal terms? Are we just looking at sophisticated objects? Or should autonomous systems be treated as legal subjects, somewhat similar to humans? In a recent research paper, I propose to implement a ‘halfway’ or ‘in-between’ status: Teilrechtsfähigkeit – partial legal capacity. The debate around the legal status of autonomous systems generally focuses on granting legal personality …” (more)

[Jan-Erik Schirmer, Oxford Business Law Blog, 19 August]

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