SIIA Comments on Proposed Liability Rules for Artificial Intelligence Technologies

SIIA submitted comments to the European Union proposed liability rules for artificial intelligence technologies.

The statement highlights the Product Liability Directive provides a harmonised framework for liability claims against the producer of covered products for damages caused to a consumer due to product defects. SIIA believes that extending the strict liability rules in the Product Liability Directive to software and other intangible, digital products is ill-advised, and will lead to numerous negative consequences for innovators and consumers alike. The rationale underlying the Product Liability Directive, that producers should be held liable for defective products that cause damage to persons or property, regardless of intent, cannot apply to software and other intangible digital products due to their unique characteristics. Read the full letter here.

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