- There is a strong possibility that in the not-too-distant future, artificial intelligences (AIs), perhaps in the form of robots, will become capable of sentient thought.
- We must consider interactions between intelligent robots and the effect that these exchanges may have on their human creators. If we were to allow sentient machines to commit injustices on one another—even if these 'crimes' did not have a direct impact on human welfare—this might reflect poorly on our own humanity. Such philosophical deliberations have paved the way for the concept of 'machine rights’.
- We should develop a proposal for an international charter for AIs, equivalent to that of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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