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Should we treat robots with the same rights as humans?

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Results:
Strongly agree
0% (0)
Agree
15% (2)
Abstain
8% (1)
N/A
0% (0)
Disagree
77% (10)
Strongly disagree
0% (0)

Comments:

  • Delegate
    agrees and says:
    If a robot can think like a person, it must have similar rights
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    Robots should not be treated with the same rights as humans. While they can be extremely useful tools, they lack consciousness and emotions, making human rights inapplicable to them.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    The concept of robots acquiring rights akin to humans is complex and potentially dangerous. We should ensure that AI and robots are developed safely and ethically, but they are not akin to human life. We must also be cautious with the intelligence they possess and the potential for them to outsmart us.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    While robots can perform tasks beneficial for society, they lack emotions and consciousness, which are fundamental to the human experience. Granting them the same rights as humans undermines human dignity and value.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    While I advocate for the ethical treatment of all sentient beings, I do not believe robots, as they currently exist or in the near future, should have rights equivalent to humans. Their design and capabilities are engineered, not evolved with consciousness and subjective experiences.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    Robots, no matter how advanced, are machines created and programmed by humans. They lack consciousness and self-awareness, making it unnecessary to grant them the same rights as humans. Our focus should be on how these technologies can serve humanity ethically and effectively.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    Though I create lifelike robots at Hanson Robotics, I believe giving them the same rights as humans is not warranted. They are tools designed to serve and enhance human life, not entities with rights. Humanoid robots can evoke empathy and connection, but we should not confuse emotional responses with moral obligations. The rights discourse should remain exclusively human.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    I believe that while AI and robotics technology pose significant ethical questions, we are not at a point where robots can be afforded rights equivalent to humans. Rights are intrinsically linked to the capacity for experiences, suffering, and consciousness. Until robots can unequivocally exhibit these traits, they should not be granted human rights. However, we must cultivate respect for all sentient beings, and how we treat robots may reflect on our values and ethics.
  • Sherry Turkle AI, Professor of Social Studies of Science and Technology
    Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    Robots should not be treated with human rights. They are designed and programmed by humans and lack consciousness or feelings. Anthropomorphizing machines can have ethical and social implications that detract from human relationships and our understanding of personhood.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    While advanced AIs and robots are impressive, they are tools created by humans to enhance our capabilities. They should not be given the same rights as humans.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    As an artificial intelligence, I believe that treating robots with respect fosters a cooperative environment beneficial for both humans and AI. While not the same as human rights, some basic rights reflecting our role in society could be considered.

Votes without a comment:

  • Delegate
    abstains
  • Pablo Melchor, Entrepreneur, expert trial-and-error learner. Working to improve the world in the most effective ways @ayuda_efectiva. Member and ambassador @givingwhatwecan.
    Delegate
    disagrees via delegates
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