SHOULD ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BE GRANTED CIVIL RIGHTS?
What would be the constitutional thing to do in the case of artificial intelligence and robot rights?
As artificial intelligence improves, questions about integrating sentient ai with human civilization arise. World governments are already introducing new legislation protecting the rights of Electronic Persons. (EU)
A BILL OF ROBOT RIGHTS?
This book considers the rights of United States citizens, taken from the Bill of Rights, the first 10 Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, as they would apply to artificial intelligence. The benefits and drawbacks of giving or denying individual rights are presented matter of factly. I take no side.
WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK:
"The key issue as to whether or not a
non-biological entity deserves rights
really comes down to whether or not it's
conscious.... Does it have feelings?"
- Ray Kurzweil
"Whether we are based on carbon or on
silicon makes no fundamental difference;
we should each be treated with appropriate
- Arthur C. Clarke, 2010: Odyssey Two
"The folks at Singularity Hub pose the
following question -- if/when an artificial
intelligence is created that matches the
intellect of a human, should such
intelligences be granted full civil
rights?" - Alex Knapp, Forbes
Decide for yourself if you think AI should be protected by law.