[extropy-chat] AI and the law already

ps udoname ps.udoname at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 19:35:13 UTC 2007

While I don't think this is an indicator that AIs are any closer to human
level intelligence, it is very encouraging from a legal point of view. I am
often concerned about  the  possibility of bioconcervative government
driving transhumanists underground, but if AIs now need a license, then for
instance, maybe before long crionics patients with have a legal status.

On 11/03/07, Keith Henson <hkhenson at rogers.com> wrote:
> AI Cited for Unlicensed Practice of Law
> Calculon A web-based "expert system" that helped users prepare bankruptcy
> filings for a fee made too many decisions to be considered a clerical
> tool,
> an appeals court said last week, ruling that the software was effectively
> practicing law without a license.
> http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/03/ai_cited_for_un.html
> Interesting comments too.
> Keith Henson
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