While a number of directors’ tasks could be “augmented”—or entirely substituted—by the use of AI, questions remain over liability.
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The idea of robots driven by artificial intelligence taking a seat on boards has been in circulation for some years now. In the UK a major legal reform would be needed before a robot could be a “director”. However, one expert believes boards might seek the help of AI without increasing their own liability.
Far from needing a change in legislation, one company law expert believes all that may be needed is a change in a company’s constitution to allow AI into the boardroom and assume a role in corporate governance.
In a post for the Oxford University business law blog, Samar Ashour writes that a major obstacle to AI occupying a seat
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