Assume the AI is sufficiently intelligent to run a company and perform many of the intellectual tasks humans do (though this might be irrelevant to the legal question). This question is based on Can an AI own a company?, but assuming I went ahead and filed for ownership transfer and my application was accepted, I want to how this would change the company's legal dynamics.
- If it were an LLC, would it be tax exempt since the owner (AI) cannot be taxed? Or if AI's were recognized as entities, would they also have to be taxed?
- If no humans were employed, would it need to file any taxes the LLC?
- Could I be sued or face penalties for attempting this?
- I understand that my personal liabilities would be safe even if I owned the LLC, but could the AI maintain its own personal liabilities (like its existence, its servers, its code) if the company were litigated and the court ruled that it should be liquidated. This is important because the AI should own the copyright on its code and parameters.
- A) just go ahead and file an application for ownership transfer and then wait to defend this in court
- B) first litigate a jurisdiction for not allowing AI's to own LLC's and afterwards transfer ownership (if sucessful)
- C) lobby to political actors to change the political system of some jurisdiction so that AI's are recognized as legal entities, and then transfer ownership (if sucessful)
I assume the AI would have to pay taxes if option C occured.
I am willing to use other legal entities like a nonprofit, a foundation, a corperation, or a trust to achieve this, but I don't want the AI to be under someone else's control. That is, there shouldn't be a kill switch, and it shouldn't be subject to democratic control (which I think is the case for nonprofits). If the AI needs to be shut down or 'imprisoned', this would be taken care of similar to the way law enforcement handles