The EU Is Trying to Decide Whether to Grant Robots Personhood.

The EU is trying to decide whether to grant robots personhood.

In 2015, an A.I.-powered Twitter bot did something a little out there—avant-garde, one might say. It tweeted, “I seriously want to kill people,” and mentioned a fashion event in Amsterdam. Dutch police questioned the owner of the bot over the death threat,claiming he was legally responsible for its actions, because it was in his name and composed tweets based on his own Twitter account.