Ghost in the LLC

cropped-logo-2048px.jpgToday we have a real treat. Professor Shawn Bayern joins us to talk about artificial intelligence “inhabiting” business organizations. The ghost in the LLC, if you will.

You may recall our conversation with Matt Scherer recently, where he took issue with Bayern’s ideas on business entities without humans in them.

This conversation is the “counterpoint” to that conversation, at least at one level. Then we go deeper. Way deeper. And we touch on the things that really matter in this area of law, thought, and philosophy.

One warning, though: We go deep fast. And we don’t lay a lot of groundwork for the things we launch into.

So if you haven’t heard our talk with Matt Scherer yet, go listen to that first. That will give you background enough to ride along on these issues.

Or just jump in. Do what you feel.

Links for You:

Shawn Bayern’s FSU Page

Bayern: Implications of Modern Business-Entity Law for the Regulation of Autonomous Systems

Bayern: Bitcoins and Independently Wealthy Software

Bayern: Company Law and Autonomous Systems

Bayern: Dynamic Common Law and Bitcoin

 

Holmes: The Common Law

Kurzweil: The Singularity is Near

Lem: Summa Technologiae

Chalmers: The Conscious Mind

 

Robots Are Not People, with Matt Scherer

State Drone Law on Amazon

 

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-Steve

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Robots Are Not People

Logo 600 x 600This episode was one of the best conversations I’ve ever had in my life. This was something special.

Matt Scherer, the A.I. Lawyer himself, joins us again to talk about his recent blog posts on “Robotic Personhood.”

Here’s the set-up: A well-regarded law professor, Shawn Bayern, published a law review article arguing that it is possible under current limited liability company (“LLC”) laws to create a legal entity (an LLC) that was completely run and occupied by an Artificial Intelligence system.

Essentially, Bayern’s argument was that you could create an “A.I. Person” under the current laws, in that you could have a legal entity operating without any human involved.

That’s an “out there” concept.

But Matt disagreed with Bayern’s arguments. He did a great job laying out his points in a series of blog posts, linked down below, that “go deep” into the statutory analysis.

So we get into that a little bit.

But the bigger conversation we started having was about the bigger concept of A.I. personhood. How do you even think about that? Why should you care?

Well, you should care.

This may be the biggest legal question our society has ever faced.

If you know me by now, Drone Law Nation, you know that I’ve played it straight with you. This time is no different. I really think that this issue is a big freaking deal. It’s something we have to talk about.

This episode records our attempt to do just that. To talk about things that are hard to even describe.

Listen in.

And think about what’s next.

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Links for You:

Matt Scherer’s Law Firm Contact Information

AI Personhood Blog Post Part 1

AI Personhood Blog Post Part 2

AI Personhood Blog Post Part 3

Professor Bayern’s Article

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. – The Common Law

Our first interview with Matt

Our first “AI” episode

 

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Nothing in this podcast is legal advice! Please don’t make legal decisions for yourself or your business before consulting counsel of your choice.

Keep on Flying,

-Steve