Ethical Differences Between Artificial Intelligence And Human Rights

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With the resurgence of artificial intelligence in the media and news, I have gained an interest in the philosophical aspects of it. I would like to write a research paper about whether or not an artificial intelligence is deserved of human rights. This topic has greatly peaked my interest, mostly because I have seen the issue proposed in numerous movies and games that I enjoy. Also, there is no definitive answer, so my goal would to present information, then give my opinion and allow the reader to make their decision. For my research paper, I intend to explore the possible ethical issues involved in the use of artificial intelligences, similarities and differences between AI and the human mind, and who currently deserves human rights. The …show more content…
Artificial intelligence has been presented in countless movies throughout the years and each shows a unique perspective, these ideas fascinate me. I, Robot is a classic movie that I have seen a number of times about a future where everyone has a sentient robot, and they are all programmed with commands that they must follow, until one robot is built that can disobey these commands. The robot also says it has a name, dreams, and seems to be self-aware, unlike the others. This presents the issue that I am proposing for my research paper: since this robot seems conscious, does it deserve the same rights that a human would? Is its consciousness invalid because it’s not human? Another example of something that has peaked my interest in this particular idea is a game that I have spent a significant amount of time playing, and it proposes the same questions as I, Robot. The game “Overwatch” has a detailed story about a future where automated factories produce constantly improving robots that eventually become self-aware. They then struggle to fit into human civilization as many refuse to give them rights or …show more content…
First, I plan on spending some time explaining how an artificial intelligence functions and how it differs from a human mind. This would provide a good base for the reader to have some information about AI. Next, a description of consciousness. This is important because consciousness is a large part of what makes us human and what gives us a “soul.” Without being self-aware, there is little difference between a human and a modern computer. Then, with much of the information laid out, the paper would be able to examine what it would take for a robot to deserve rights, and describe different points of view. My paper could look into the turing test, which is a popular method of determining whether a human can differentiate between another human and a machine. Lastly, what traits must a being have to be human? Perhaps there is a simple checklist that would resolve this whole issue. I intend to find

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