Human Indignity: From Legal AI Personhood to Selfish Memes

10/02/2018 ∙ by Roman V. Yampolskiy, et al. ∙ 1

It is possible to rely on current corporate law to grant legal personhood to Artificially Intelligent (AI) agents. In this paper, after introducing pathways to AI personhood, we analyze consequences of such AI empowerment on human dignity, human safety and AI rights. We emphasize possibility of creating selfish memes and legal system hacking in the context of artificial entities. Finally, we consider some potential solutions for addressing described problems.

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