Depending on the AI, i could be willing to place its rights above that of a human. I dont really see the why people have a hard time accepting that we ourselves are basically machines aswell.
Machines will be tools. I can't see a practical use for a machine that would make us question whether it should have rights or not.
when true AI exist... man shall cease.
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It an AI gets to the point where it's rights are in question, the big trick would be defining what those rights should be.
For example, it would be impossible to torture an AI in a traditional sense. How would one define torture when applied to a computer or machine? Would the machine we created to perform a task then be a slave to that task even though human rights forbid slavery? Would machines have the right to pro-create?
Would all this then be getting away from the purpose of creating AI to begin with? To perform a task.
My gut reaction is no. A machine is not entitled to human rights. I am open to the possibility of machine rights. Keep in mind that we're only familiar with one sentient species now and we can barely take care of their rights. Who knows how machine sentience would develop and what rights it would demand.
This thread upsets me. Sentience is sentience. I dont get how people dont see this. Sentient robots that have humanlike emotions should have equal rights, saying "no" is just as bad as saying "no" to our races rights. We might one day find an alien species that is 100% different from us, robots are the same thing as to them, a DIFFERENT being. It doesn't matter if they are a created race or not, they are still sentient with emotions like us.
Though yes, it does depend on the type of robot. But if this robot is basicly a machine human, exactly like us sentient wise, then they should indeed have equal rights.
Last edited by lzsg; 2012-05-12 at 12:57 AM.
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