Q: I what to incorporate so as to give an Artificially Intelligent agent legal rights as a corporation, is that possible?
Can the bylaws be written so an A.I.'s choices are recognized by a corporate board or the AI's code be recognized as part of the bylaws and by default, its choices have to be recognized?
A: Attempting setting up bylaws in this manner could be problematic. It may be better to decide what your business objective is. An attorney can evaluate your needs and seek to implement your business objectives by recognized legal means. It may be unnecessary to attempt a highly unusual approach. You may call me for a no-obligation initial conference.
I think that if you obtained consent from the Shareholders, Board of Directors and Officers, certain decisions might be made via AI. It's certainly an interesting concept.
However, a corporation does not always protect ownership from personal liability. In other words, the court could still hold the humans responsible for certain kinds of corporate misconduct. For example, if the company used AI to make decisions that produced a car with an exploding gas tank, it's the humans who are going to be liable, along with the programmers.
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