Commission revises liability rules – also for AI caused damage

A self-steering sweeping robot drives down the street and rams into a baby carriage. The infant inside is injured in the accident. It is clear that a human being was injured and that the autonomously driving robot caused it. But who will pay for the damage? The manufacturer of the artificial intelligence (AI) integrated into the system? The producer of the sensors or the tracking system? The sweeping robots fleet operator? The public utility company placing the cleaning order? Who should the mother hold accountable? And if the AI lay at fault: How is she supposed to prove it if AI is largely a black box for outsiders?

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