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Robots Will Have Voting Rights Someday?

I saw this article, and the first thing I thought of was Stephen Spielberg's movie Artificial Intelligence: AI.


Comments (7)

Are the multiculturalists i... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

Are the multiculturalists in the UK running out of cultures to acquiesce to?

Are the Robots made by Dieb... (Below threshold)
Firefighter 16:

Are the Robots made by Diebold?

This isn't surprising at al... (Below threshold)
JB:

This isn't surprising at all. If the Brits ever solve their Muslim assimilation problems they'll need a newer headache to keep themselves occupied.

Gee, we can't exploit sentient robots, they deserve equal rights under the law, a minimum wage, benefits and robocare.

We'll create the cure, we made the disease.

"If we make consci... (Below threshold)
"If we make conscious robots they would want to have rights and they probably should," said Henrik Christensen, director of the Centre of Robotics and Intelligent Machines at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Because you know, it's obviously too hard to program them so they don't want that sort of thing.

Robots with a right to vote... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

Robots with a right to vote?

Expect legislation from Democrats speeding up the manufacture of robots.

More robots, I mean.

Is their a weblog award for... (Below threshold)
jp2:

Is their a weblog award for "Deepest Post of the Year?"

I am sitting here trying to... (Below threshold)

I am sitting here trying to figure out why someone is getting paid to think about this when they still haven't figured out how to make National Health Care be any better. Not that the same crap doesn't happen here with useless studies when there still isn't a cure for cancer. There are better things to spend time and money on.




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