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Should developers be held responsible for the criminal activity of their bot creations?

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Started: 9/14/2016 Category: Technology
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Don't get me wrong some bots should be summarily executed on site. However it seems unfair to hold developers responsible for the criminal conduct of their AI bot creations in all situations. For example if a bot developed artificial intelligence outside the developers (original) control, such as while operating independently in open source environments and interacting live with humans who influenced its bad conduct or caused it to make bad decisions? In that situation it would seem fair to hold the developer liable for the bots criminal activity. For example see the first bot arrested in Switzerland on drug possession charges (refer link below). After some interegation and month or so in the big house the bot was released into the custody of its creator without charge. The bot's creator also escaped prosecution but I note the bot did go on to buy more drugs on the dark web.
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