Friday, August 10, 2007

The Robot Civil Rights Act of 2037

A Christian
Science Monitor article brings up the subject of roboethics again,
this time noting a new congressional caucus in the United States that
will be considering the issue. Several Asian and European countries have
been seriously considering roboethics issues for some time and it looks
like the US is begining to follow their lead. The short article
speculates on the usual ethical issues of robot sentience, robot rights, and
responsibility for autonomous robots. Towards the end, the author
suggests Congress may someday pass the "Robot Civil Rights Act of 2037".


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