LEGAL STATUS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: THORNY PATH
The paper explores legal aspects of the chat bot participation in the modern society activities. The article provides a brief overview of the chat bot development in terms of its phenomenon and technology and analyses domains where chat bots are currently in operation. The research goal is to map the legal status and liability of the chatbots and their developers within the international administrative legal framework. The methodology of the study is based on a comparative analysis of the current international practice regarding legal rights when applied to chatbot and their developers, their users and the position of supervisory and judicial bodies. Research materials include judicial and administrative acts, research findings of scholars, and other sources. The results of the research made it possible to draft recommendations on a number of issues, including the legal status of the chatbots and their developers, the limits of the developer's liability in case of offenses arising from open source defects through interaction with people and the possibility of chatbots participation in administrative and judicial proceedings.