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Zoecri
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TheColtEqualizer
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Should AI in the future have rights?

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TheColtEqualizer
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/23/2017 Category: Technology
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Zoecri

Pro

Technology is rapidly being developed, and it's clear that we will have developed full AI in the near future. If we create Artificial intelligence that can think, feel, and learn just like humans, they deserve the exact same rights as humans. If you would give a human rights, then you should give rights to something exactly like a human. It just makes sense.
TheColtEqualizer

Con

Artificial intelligence, or AI, should not have human rights in the future, as they are machines regardless, and will always be machines.
Debate Round No. 1
Zoecri

Pro

Machine or not, if a robot has a mind that can think for itself, learn, love, feel, and make choices, then maybe its a machine, but its just like a human. We give rights and make laws so that people can be happy, and make their own choices, so if we develop a machine that can feel sad, happy, desire and have dreams, they deserve laws protecting them and giving them rights so that they can be happy.
Does a man with a prosthetic make him not human? Does he not deserve rights? No, because he still can feel, think, and love. Does a robot with a mind just like a humans not deserve rights? No, because they can feel think and love, just like humans.
That is why Artificial Intelligence should be given the same rights as humans.
TheColtEqualizer

Con

According to your argument, Artificial Intelligence should have human rights, if they can think independently and feel human emotions. Even completely disregarding the impossibility of having a machine duplicate human feelings, AI cannot ever reproduce to form a human child, and if AI were to have human rights, that would mean that AI could vote on politics just like a human, meaning a robot's vote could equal out the vote of a flesh-and-blood human. Who needs to rig a voting machine when you can create an army of 1,000 robots to go vote whatever way you wish? This is completely disregarding the fact that AI would exactly replicate human emotions. Robots do not bleed human blood, do not have a human body, and will most likely not have human thoughts. AI could very well lack certain human emotions, such as empathy, sympathy, and most importantly, remorse for their decisions. All in all, human emotions are incredibly hard to reproduce, and even if AI had identical feelings, too many variables would surround letting a machine vote, such as hacking of the Artificial Intelligence or the fact that a machine would be able to vote on ideas that do not concern them, such as Abortion (AI cannot have children), Climate Change (AI would survive the climate warming and killing crops), and Assisted Suicide (AI would most likely live for thousands of years).
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by PowerPikachu21 1 year ago
PowerPikachu21
Why would you be able to vote yourself?
Posted by TheColtEqualizer 1 year ago
TheColtEqualizer
Can you vote for yourself?
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Vote Placed by PowerPikachu21 1 year ago
PowerPikachu21
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Reasons for voting decision: So the resolution is whether or not AI should have human rights. Pro argues that if the AI can have emotions, it qualifies for rights. Con makes the argument that AI aren't, and never will be, humans. To counter this, Pro makes the analogy of "Does a prosthetic make a man not human", but Con doesn't respond to this. Instead, Con goes on about how AI could vote whatever way their creators (or hackers) want them to. But the main thing that Con points out is that we can't perfectly replicate human emotions. Emotions seems to be what this debate mainly revolves around. Since Con points out we can't replicate human emotions perfectly (especially remorse), it's not reasonable to give AI rights. I'll vote Con because of this. (This debate could've been much better. Maybe more rebuttals and maybe making this a 3 round so Pro could refute.)