Update: the deadline has been extended until 31 May 2017.
“Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) have become one of the most prominent technological trends of our century. The swift increase in their use and development presents new and difficult challenges to our societies.
The aim of this consultation is to launch a broad based debate with a wide range of stakeholders on the European Parliament report on Civil Law Rules on Robotics((2015/2103(INL)).1 This consultation specifically seeks views on how to best address the challenging ethical, economic, legal and social issues related to the developments in the area of robotics and AI for civil use, as identified in the report. The European Parliament is to debate and vote on the report of the Committee on Legal Affairs in Plenary, in February 2017. The current public consultation will contribute to possible further European Parliament initiatives. This consultation will contribute to assessing the feasibility and content of further potential EU policy initiatives on robotics and AI, to maximise the socio-economic opportunities provided by these technological developments for businesses, citizens and governments, and minimise possible negative disruptions. Furthermore, the results of the Consultation may also feed into the forthcoming European Parliamentary Research Service’s ‘Cost of Non-Europe on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence’ Report.”