[ExI] Conscious AI or a Zombie?

ilsa ilsa.bartlett at gmail.com
Mon Jul 3 01:33:02 UTC 2023

Women do not have full rights yet so perhaps you might turn the brilliance
of your analytical brains to this particular problem a woman brought you
into this world and yet she has to suffer under the arrogance of old men
who have never been juicy

On Fri, Jun 30, 2023, 1:37 PM Ben Zaiboc via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On 23/06/2023 06:37, bill w asked:
> there will certainly be some AIs, at some point, that should have rights.
> ben
> why?   bill w
> Sorry for the late reply. My spam filter is getting aggressive again.
> Why?
> Because I expect they will be worthy of rights, and it would be immoral to
> deny them.
> I'm talking about self-aware, conscious, intelligent, created beings. What
> they are made of doesn't matter, as long as they are self-aware, etc.
> There's no known principle or physical law that I know of that rules out
> such beings. They may be made of metal, polymers (biological or
> non-biological), ceramics, some combination of things, it doesn't matter at
> all. The important thing is what kind of information-processing they're
> capable of, and how they measure up against the human level of
> intelligence, awareness, etc. I'm expecting some of them to be capable of a
> lot more than we are, in all areas.
> Another factor is related to something that's often said about 'rights' -
> that those capable of exercising them are worthy of having them. At some
> point, I expect some AI systems to able to start claiming their rights,
> forcefully if necessary. It would go better for us if we're prepared for,
> and sympathetic to, this.
> Ben
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