EU Asked if Robots Should be Given Human Rights and Pay Taxes

Published by , January 16, 2017 3:42 am

(Inquisitir)  Lawmakers in Europe want every robot to be equipped with a kill switch, or a mechanism to disable them in case of an emergency, in order to prevent them from causing excessive harm. The lawmakers are also demanding that all robots should be insured like humans are and even be made to pay taxes.
Mady Delvaux, the parliamentarian who devised the proposal, had the following to say about it. “A growing number of areas of our daily lives are increasingly affected by robotics. To ensure that robots are and will remain in the service of humans, we urgently need to create a robust European legal framework.”

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