In the past few years, AI has been making leaps and bounds in many different industries. It’s safe to say that we’re on the verge of a revolution in artificial intelligence. With all this progress being made, one question looms: will robots be able to break laws? Well, there are some regulations about how these bots should behave when they go out into society’s internet. Regulations make sense for things like not committing fraud, or stealing money from people, or taking their data without their permission. But what happens if a robot doesn’t obey those rules? The robot can’t be punished, but the person who sent them can.
The world is a quickly changing place. As technology continues to evolve, so does the law. The internet has changed the way we communicate, buy things, and even how we do business. But as always with change, there’s also some confusion about what is allowed and not allowed online. Some laws regulate how people should behave on the internet – but what happens when it’s a computer not obey those rules? What if it commits fraud or theft without its operator knowing? Can you be punished for your robot’s actions? If so, who gets punished: you or your robot? We explore these questions below in more detail. As of 2021, 74% of United Kingdom-based organizations, and 53% of American-based organizations outsource some of their bot operations.
Even though bots are only capable of doing tasks that are easy for them – research, data collection, format conversions, etc. The people who use bots should still be aware of the laws regulating how they behave on the internet.
Additionally, 95% of organizations said that they plan to further develop and expand the use of bots within their organization, which further highlights the urgency in developing these regulations. While most companies currently use bots for customer service, this rapid growth is expanding into data collection and other repetitive manual tasks humans prefer not to do.
It’s safe to say that we’re on the verge of a revolution in artificial intelligence. As technology continues to evolve, so does the law – and right now there are some things everyone needs to know about how their bots should behave when they go out into society’s internet.