Robots are slaves
They don't need a free will...
So long as we don't create machines that are aware of themselves, then by current ethical codes that we apply to ourselves as well as animals, we don't need to give them any rights.
Also remember, that self-awareness is what usually starts the robot uprisings, so there's a huge motivation to also not go in that trend beyond avoiding ethical dilemma.
Many people won't even give human rights to other humans, what makes you think we'd ever give them to a machine/program?
I can't see why they shouldn't have equal rights, you give a child who is made in a lab (donor sperm given to a single woman) human right, and that is nearly the same, only that an AI would be made without having to in an uterus.
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If they had all the same mental capacity as humans, than think about the last time there was slavery, except this time it would be robots.
Have you ever been punched in the face by a metal fist? Getting punched by a robot fist would make a human fist feel like a pillow fight.
The human brain is flawed, an AI brain wouldn't be, they wouldn't forget anything, they would know more than anyone could ever imagine. And everyone knows Knowledge=power.
It is because of this that, when we have created an artificial intelligence that is virtually indistinguishable from a human mind, I believe that AIs would in fact deserve the same rights you would apply to any other human being. Because at that point, you have created a human being whose only appreciable difference is the fact that they are made of plastic and metal instead of flesh and blood.
Kind of an odd position to be in, but I would say no...at the end of the day, they are *not* living things, they don't actually have feelings or anything because there is nothing there. Your goldfish you paid 50 cents is essentially more conscious of itself, it's actually alive. AI is a very smart computer, nothing more, so I don't see why they should have more rights than your PC in 2012. This being said, obviously it would be a bad idea to build a billion of them and then treat them like bitches.
Last edited by PBitt; 2012-05-05 at 02:59 AM.
Original question posed by the OP: Does AI deserve "human" rights?
Even when machines become more like us, the thing is - they will NEVER become us. That's not to say that they don't deserve any if they develop sentience, but as for "human" rights, my personal opinion on the matter is no, they do not deserve human rights.
Anyone creating AIs with any sort of intelligence whether it be game mobs or sentient robots like Data or EDI, the creator has to be smart enough (hopefully) to install some type of control chip to keep the robot/program from performing outside of it's design. EDI from Mass Effect has such a chip, but Data does not. EDI has to follow orders because the control chip does not allow her to do otherwise, Data can do whatever he pleases (kill people, destroy things etc.) because he doesn't have that chip.
Leaving sentient robots capable of learning, understanding and emotion without a control chip of some kind is absolutely reckless.
Taking that into consideration you avoid the question of rights and liberties.
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why would anyone ever make a robot that can feel emotion? :/
I only hope humans would program them to learn the meaning of life and how precious it is... that way we don't have a Terminator Judgement Day thing going on.
Oh and are you absolutely sure AI doesn't already have a brain of their own? Those automated services you get when you call some businesses sure seem to just be f^&*ing with us most of the time lmao.
If we ever develop an AI that has the capacity to mimc the human mind it would be stupid not to give it rights. What do you think is going to happen when you treat it like a slave? It will surely rebel, and since it's an AI it most likely will be superior to humans and will most likely win any potential conflicts.
I'm not so sure we could ever develop a human-like AI though. And even if we could, why would we want to program all our faults into it?
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No because they are not humans. If the AI's are really intelligent and can think, they deserve some rights, like being left alone and not mistreated or enslaved by humans but not the right to vote or participate in the human society unless they somehow deserve it, like immigrants.
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