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tahir.imanov
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5/22/2014 3:29:19 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Assume, sentient self-aware AI exists.

Should it have rights as human have rights?

Would you regard it "alive"?
This is red.
Envisage
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5/22/2014 3:34:30 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/22/2014 3:29:19 PM, tahir.imanov wrote:
Assume, sentient self-aware AI exists.

Awesome

Should it have rights as human have rights?

Depends on it's emotive capacity (capacity to suffer, to feel pleasure, pain). Since morality, rightness and wrongness seems to tie very closely to these facilities. If the self aware as is capable of holding values, wants and needs, then there is a strong case for accepting they should have rights, and those rights would scale with it's emotive capacity.

Would you regard it "alive"?

Depends on the definition of alive. By biological definitions, then no. By consciousness definitions, then yes. If there was an AI which exactly simulated my own mind, with exactly the same facilities and self-awareness, then I would yield it the same treatment and consideration as I would expect from myself. Even if I don't strictly regard it as 'alive'.

Hmm... Johnny Five I am sure would beg to differ :-p
philochristos
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5/22/2014 4:32:28 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/22/2014 3:29:19 PM, tahir.imanov wrote:
Assume, sentient self-aware AI exists.

Should it have rights as human have rights?

Not necessarily. After all, cats are sentient, but we don't grant them the same rights as humans.

Would you regard it "alive"?

It would be alive in the biological sense, but it would be alive in some sense.
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tBoonePickens
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5/22/2014 5:24:06 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/22/2014 3:29:19 PM, tahir.imanov wrote:
Assume, sentient self-aware AI exists.
OK.

Should it have rights as human have rights?
Nope, it is not human. It should however have some limited rights based upon our judgment.

Would you regard it "alive"?
Only if it was able to grow and reproduce.
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