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Bad Arguments for Responsibility Sharing

Raul Hakli, University of Helsinki, Finland
Pekka Mäkelä, University of Helsinki, Finland

We study whether humans and technological artefacts, such as robots, can form hybrid agents that would be fit to be held morally responsible for their actions. Several arguments for this possibility have been presented but we argue that they have not been successful. We identify three argument forms that have been employed to argue for shared responsibility between humans and machines: (1) Argument from gradual properties, (2) Argument from responsibility gaps, and (3) Argument from extended agency. We analyse these arguments and aim to show that they are invalid.