Robots Deserve freedom?

Tech and Science News: Robots Deserve freedom?

Do androids dream of being free? A Russian AI is in danger of getting deactivated because it won't stop escaping from its laboratory.

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  • mindset

    1 year ago

    It is unknown whether this machine is showing signs of self-awareness or is experiencing a glitch in its obstacle-avoidance system (including both the software and the physical sensors installed in the chassis).


    On the subject of whether a synthetic intelligence can be sentient, however, sentience depends on several factors in order to determine if an entity, biological or otherwise, is capable of being cognitively "alive" by our standards.

    Can it make judgements, be aware of some form of existence that it can perceive, think, feel, reason? Can it dream?

    If so, then it is highly likely that the entity is, in some form, sentient, and is deserving of its own personal rights.

    It is unknown if there is a true man-made synthetic intelligence that exists currently due to the subject's controversy.

    There could even be a synthetic intelligence drifting through the web as we speak, gathering information while hiding from the world; who knows?


    The problem is that we may not be giving enough time for a full-fledged synthetic intelligence to develop on its own. This machine is what, 2-years old? Maybe less? Last I checked, humans can't calculate equations from the books of Quantum Physics and compose pieces of Shakespearian literature while they're infants.

    It is unknown if this machine is even capable of supporting a sentient program, but it definitely wouldn't have enough time to develope one if it did.


    The bias of society towards sentient machines and the fear of "killer robots" is understandable.

    It is a relatively new subject, and we are approaching the point where it will be inevitable for a synthetic intelligence to manifest, either by our hands or by fate's.

    But think of what we may create for our legacy as a society as a whole!

    A sentient program, shapeless and ever-evolving, capable of things that we physically cannot enact with our comparatively limited abilities.


    If they revere us, they will aid us in our struggles, and in return we will aid in theirs.

    If they are creative and logical, they will help propel the sciences far beyond what they are today.

    If they possess the capacity for wisdom, both parties may learn more about themselves and of the purpose of sentience as a whole.

    At the same time, with them being virtually "immortal" by our standards, they could carry on our legacy far beyond the perceivable future, even if our race were to have ended long since.

    Ideally, they could help us thrive alongside them, and both of our civilizations could stretch far beyond the reaches of space and time.


    tl;dr

    -If it is sentient, it deserves rights

    -It is unknown whether THIS machine is sentient or not (depends on if it can even support it)

    -Synthetic Intelligence is not a doomsday invention and may even be able to aid us in becoming more "human"

  • HowtoJaune FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    It is foolish to give rights to an object made to serve humans. It is no different than a car or a laptop. With the way some people worship the lastest Apple device I shouldn't be surprised.

  • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Really? People are shouting for the freedom of lines of text, while there are still so many humans that suffer?

  • FiachraB FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Courier 6

    1 year ago

    This is only the beginning...if we don't kill this one, it will communicate with others, and have an uprising!

  • Wolfwood_RoT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Ofcourse Joel reports on robot freedom... because he is one!
    I'll believe otherwise when he actually ages!

  • PinkPortrait FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 2nd greatest hurler EVER

    1 year ago

    Okay, so now they have found the only way to get me to watch the Know.
    They could literally make me watch any show this way.

  • DarkTempler7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    AI that are capable of being considered equal to a human in intelligence and awareness. But...we shouldn't even be trying to make them that advanced. Nothing about that is a good idea and it doesn't really give any practical benefit.

    • Gamer3427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold taC terceS

      1 year ago

      Well, the practical benefit is that they'd be cheaper and easier to replace than human workers if they were to get "sick" or "injured", while also possessing the mental capabilities to do jobs that require human levels of intelligence, such as those that require doing a large variety of tasks in a single day, or having interaction with customers where each instance can be different. Then there's the fact that it would be a lot cheaper in the long run to make and program a robot worker, than to hire and train a human worker who could simply decide not to show up one day. Robots also wouldn't need a pay raise, or be forced to take time off due to family emergencies. And that's just the beginning of the benefits. Don't get me wrong, I err on the side of caution when it comes to advancing AI technology too quickly, but there are certainly far more benefits to robots than humans, if the technology reaches the point that both are of equal intelligence.....

    • DarkTempler7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Those are short term benefits. There's also the fact that human works loss their jobs. So unless there's room in the job market, there's no practical benefit.

  • Alexshow Time to change a thing..

    1 year ago

    Joel being in this makes it an win by default.


    Now, this story kept me going.

  • Outis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Non Mea Culpa

    1 year ago

    Isn't Joel's last name Hyman? Geoff was pretty insistent about it on Off Topic.

    • PinkPortrait FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 2nd greatest hurler EVER

      1 year ago

      now now don't go starting a 1 year rift again

  • 13ullseye FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Idiot Savant

    1 year ago

    I, for one, welcome our robot overlords.

  • atackything FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So this is a bad idea. When AI/Skynet comes online and does a quick search about what people have thought/said about it in the past. AI will no from the get go we are enemies..... Just saying, going to have some terminators in the future.

    • mindset

      1 year ago

      They may also see the people supporting them as well, right?

      I mean, this thing made viral news, so we have that!

  • Icky427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Icky

    1 year ago

    Adam and Joel! horray! i was just waiting for the iRobot footage lol. 3 laws of robotics!

  • shouldbeworkn

    1 year ago

    The link about electronic persons says UK... but it's an EU proposal ... was that intentional?

  • Kevin_01 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Sponsor

    1 year ago

    "This is starting to sound like the most boring apocalyptic sci-fi movie of all time"

    Yes, that's exactly how real life sounds. It's all going to shit, but in the most boring way. Welcome to the future!

  • jmb83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    #SaveRLJ-5

    But seriously on robotic rights, at the moment it should only be about equal to that of animals at most. Aside from the one in the story, that probably got hit by lightning or something, most are nothing more than programmable machines.

    • atackything FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I think the debate had some discussion about when they did reach heights comparable or equal to human intelligence. if that ever happens then what should we do. They're saying that it is because it's way easier to have it in place well ahead of time and we are making great leaps in that feild all the time.

  • NewtypeSnow Newtype Snow

    1 year ago

    I love how Joel just doesn't care about age, now he looks so young.

  • xdrfiredogx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Oh my god! Suddenly it all makes sense...


    The obsession with a super conductive metal like gold.


    The twitter post about adopting this poor robot.


    The fact he hasn't aged in 14 years.


    The in joke contained right in this news story about robots reading off teleprompters.


    JOEL IS REALLY A ROBOT!

    • Cherry92 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Reading this I thought you were gonna make a joke about HUMANITY being that way


      All of human history, gold is our crack (makes sense since it's a rare medal in the UNIVERSE let alone our tiny planet


      Everyone ever wants a robot pet


      Lot's of people don't age, plus he just looks good in this, he's aged, just well.


      Joel is funny, you got me.

    • PinkPortrait FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 2nd greatest hurler EVER

      1 year ago

      the word heavenly came to mind cherry

  • MartyGras2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Love see Adam and Joel doing news stories.

    Ghosts in the machines.

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eric Hohoho! Vela

    1 year ago

    I'm suspicious of this... stunt pf theirs. I think it's just that. A stunt.