Robot Workers Could Become 'Electronic Persons' in Europe

Robot Workers Could Become 'Electronic Persons' in Europe

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(Photo: Public Domain) Robots are slowly taking over the world, and doing a variety of tasks, from manufacturing to greeting you in unsettlingly lifelike ways.So it should probably come as no surprise that some lawmakers in Europe want to declare them "electronic persons"—an ominous sounding if mostly harmless distinction. That's because what lawmakers really want, according to Reuters, is more tax revenue to replace what might have come in from human workers, in addition to a clearer legal framework for the machines. The plan, a draft being considered by the European parliament, wants countries there to examine the idea that "the most sophisticated autonomous robots could be established as having the status of electronic persons with specific rights and obligations," Reuters reports. 

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