Should a Fully Capable AI be Considered a Person

March 25, 2020, 5:26 am

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The debate "Should a Fully Capable AI be Considered a Person" was started by Nemiroff on March 25, 2020, 5:26 am. 8 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 29 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

Nemiroff posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.

Nemiroff, diecinueve, Dazed_Confused and 5 visitors agree.
Allirix, akashmeka, jrardin12, Joelm, Bandile and 24 visitors disagree.

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you are correct that personhood is an abstract, agreed upon definition... but the question was one of personal opinion. *should* they be considered persons, not whether they currently are.

the human personhood debate has 2 sides. 1. it's always a person if it will eventually become a human. or 2. it depends on sentience development.

ai is clearly never gonna be human, and in this example it's already sentient. so it may be quite a different scenario.

2 weeks ago

Depends on what the community that makes the AI think. A person is just an agreed upon abstract entity our legislation protects. We can't even agree when a human becomes a person so I imagine the same plurality will arise with AI, and I am fine if communities don't immediately accept them as persons

2 weeks ago

would you deny a thinking, feeling being personhood?

2 weeks, 1 day ago
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