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Volume: 5 Issue: 10
(October 2018)

liability erroneous ai blame things wrong lydia torne paolo caldato minesh tanna simmons simmons llp explore some key legal

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Liability for erroneous AI: who is to blame when things go wrong?

Lydia Torne, Paolo Caldato and Minesh Tanna, of Simmons & Simmons LLP, explore some of the key legal issues which may arise when AI ‘goes wrong’ in the context of tortious and contractual liability. For example, if an artificial intelligence (‘AI’) powered robot performs an appendectomy on a patient under the supervision of a healthcare professional, and for some reason the robot damages a key organ, who will be legally liable?

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