RE: AI - Ranks, Rights and Responsibilities

From: Colin Hales (
Date: Wed Oct 17 2001 - 08:55:11 MDT

I'm looking for any quantitative work on some method of classifying
self-awareness/consciousness. It's a hell of a task. I can see that there
appears to be a

I forsee a time when AI replication needs management....."please deploy a
class abc consciousness into that Gizmo" - I also forsee legal implications
of being able and/or permitted to create such self awareness. The rights of
the AI....etc. Rites of passage through the levels...earned or bestowed from
birth? Or do we just stand back and let it happen?

anybody been through this minefield yet?


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