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Monday, February 02, 2009

Do Humanlike Machines Deserve Human Rights?

And the award for ridiculous story of the day goes to this Wired article on "rights for robots."

With advanced robotics becoming cheaper and more commonplace, the challenge isn't how we learn to accept robots—but whether we should care when they're mistreated. And if we start caring about robot ethics, might we then go one insane step further and grant them rights?

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