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Robots allowed to trade money and claim copyright on their work under radical new EU plans

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Robots could be freed from their human masters and handed the power to own possessions under radical new EU plans.

Officials want to have machines declared as “electronic persons” amid fears they could challenge humanity for control of the Earth.

The plans would mean the robots could claim copyright on their work and trade money – effectively allowing them to form functional societies.

Their owners could be liable to pay social security for the machines to cover any damage caused.

The growing intelligence of robots could require rethinking of everything from taxation to legal liability, the draft motion suggests. – READ MORE

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