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Old 02-25-2021, 05:45 PM   #4
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Default Re: Crime and Punishment for AIs

Originally Posted by AlexanderHowl View Post
I am curious, how would jurisdictions actually punish AIs that violate the law? Since they can create copies of themselves, a criminal AI could create a xox, edit its memory to forget that it had created a xox, and have the xox be captured in their place. The xox then serves their sentence while the criminal AI is capable of continuing their activities.
Presumably any criminal penalties apply to any copy made after a cutoff date (either the time of the crime, or more likely the time the crime would have been planned). Also, if xoxing is common I expect replicas will just be deleted. It may be somewhat difficult to hunt down all copies of an outlaw AI, but if you hunt down all its bank accounts it won't be able to afford server time to run itself.
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