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A case for artificial intelligence (AI) rights

Farley, Felix (2017) A case for artificial intelligence (AI) rights. LSE Undergraduate Political Review (30 Nov 2017). Blog Entry.

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The subject of this essay is a hitherto hypothetical entity, although one that leading computer scientists predict will emerge this century, namely: human-level artificial general intelligence (hereafter AGI). This essay will explore the ethical standing of AGI to provide a precedent for the legal structures that will be necessitated upon its invention. I will begin by explaining why both Kantian and Utilitarian criteria require us to acknowledge the rights of AGI insofar as it is rational, autonomous and sensitive. I will then argue that the inequality of humans and AGI should be understood as a matter of property rights and that AI rights ought to be limited in Hohfeldian terms to claim-rights against arbitrary affliction.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2019 14:54
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:30

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