Taxing AIs was DiscoveryCh - AI

From: John Clark (
Date: Tue Jan 23 2001 - 10:22:07 MST

Robin Hanson <> Wrote:

>taxing AIs doesn't seem crazy to this economist.

How would you enforce the law? How could you even prove a machine was
in fact an AI if it didn't want that known? How could you track down a AI
embedded somewhere in a global network? How can you punish an entity
that may not even be localized and punish it? How can you outsmart something
smarter than you are?

         John K Clark

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