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It’s the robot’s fault! AI and legal liability in aerospace

A very insightful article at the Royal Aeronautical Society website: https://www.aerosociety.com/news/it-s-the-robot-s-fault-ai-and-legal-liability-in-aerospace/. Lucy England and Simon Phippard from Bird & Bird examine how the rise of AI may affect the legal liability and risk in #aviation (and of course the future of #urbanairmobility, may we add). This is very much inline with the conclusions we at Daedalean came to, whilst working on the certifiable autopilot based on #neuralnetworks with explainable performance, and discussing the requirements for certification of airborne Neural Networks with EASA - European Union Aviation Safety Agency. Our CEO Luuk van Dijk comments: "The so called 'trolley problems' (should the robot crash in to Mother Theresa's Volkswagen or a pram full of innocent babies) are Red Herrings. In practice, once the AI is demonstrated to be of high enough quality, it becomes a matter of public health and safety to let it take over the controls from the humans. Insurances and governments will be the first to recognize this. Their tasks is to require and verify that indeed, the AI is better at the task. The chain of liabilities does not fundamentally alter, and the public will be safer and healthier. But of course the public has a right to demand this is demonstrated beyond any doubt."