Thesis Title
Persona ex machina: Artificial Intelligence in a spectrum of legal personhood

Research Description
Melanie’s research considers the possibility of present and future legal personhood for artificial intelligence (AI), while acknowledging that sentient AI is yet to (and may never) be achieved. This research challenges the presumed person/property dichotomy of legal personhood by examining other examples of the concept, and instead proposes a spectrum model of legal personhood.

Prof Kimberlee Weatherall, University of Sydney
Prof Luke Nottage, University of Sydney