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How should we treat sentient robots—if they existed?

June 14, 2020
MThomas

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One day, maybe sooner than we think, a consideration of the ethics of the treatment of rational, sentient machines might turn out to be more than an abstract academic exercise.

From last June, but still a worthy topic for debate, particularly as the use of robots increases for retirement homes, nursery school programs, hotel reception lobbies… (also the topic of a short story I wrote in 2000 but still haven’t published outside of a grad student journal…)

https://www.universal-sci.com/headlines/2019/6/18/ethics-of-ai-how-should-we-treat-rational-sentient-robots-if-they-existed

2 Comments

  1. If machines truly become sentient, then we should treat them like all other sentient beings.

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  2. We can all start by being nicer to Alexa and Siri.

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