Do Robots Deserve Rights? What if Machines Become Conscious?

  • Published on: 23 February 2017
  • What shall we do once machines become conscious? Do we need to grant them rights?

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    Do Robots Deserve Rights? What if machines become conscious?
  • Runtime : 6:35
  • robots ai singularity artificial intelligence morals laws westworld


  • Mr Knight
    Mr Knight   13 hours ago

    I don't think rights have to do with the our senses, but emotions and needs. So just because robots can't feel pain, doesn't mean they're fine with someone damaging them.

  • Thomas Whiteowl
    Thomas Whiteowl   15 hours ago

    Programmed to MIMIC feeling pain, of have ego... Robots will never be 'alive'... no rights.

  • Max Reverse / maxhoo

    If all the jobs are taken, that means everything is free... Right? No money... Only production from earth... And soon space. And machines produce infinite energy? Everythong would be free....

  • Isaac W
    Isaac W   3 days ago

    Robots do not deserve rights. They don't have minds, souls, or divinity.

  • T H
    T H   3 days ago

    no. jsut no. imitation of life is not life. you could argue against that but you'd be wrong.

  • Sebastian Rock
    Sebastian Rock   4 days ago

    All the references in kurzgesagt videos should be written somwhere

  • Matheus Finco
    Matheus Finco   4 days ago

    Well probably i would call my cute toasted for a date

  • Devan Garcia
    Devan Garcia   4 days ago

    My answer: could the being in question possibly act unexpectedly? For example, if you told a robot to jump off a cliff, and it was programmed to follow all orders, it would not be sentient if it just obeyed. If it asked a question or refused, then I would say it is sentient.

  • shwifty 7
    shwifty 7   4 days ago

    3:35 Kurzgesagt plays overwatch i see?

  • Short Star Wars Essays

    Any free thinking intelligent being deserve the rights we all share good be unintelligent to think other wise.

  • Alien Z
    Alien Z   5 days ago

    It's videos like this that make me wonder if machines will become sentient/sapient and argue for rights.

  • WildStar2002
    WildStar2002   6 days ago

    I like how you depict pain by stepping on a Lego. One of the worst kinds of pain in existence

  • toasty mob
    toasty mob   6 days ago

    Toasters belong in evertbodys hearth

  • Gamma Brown
    Gamma Brown   6 days ago

    "what is my purpose"- Butter passing robot from Rick and Morty.

  • AX3M
    AX3M   1 weeks ago

    We shouldn't make a thinking robot

  • Justin Y.
    Justin Y.   1 weeks ago

    Well, R u sponsoring the movie called 'ISLAND'

  • Tristen Allen
    Tristen Allen   1 weeks ago

    And we wonder why bender said kill all humans

  • Roberto Roberts
    Roberto Roberts   1 weeks ago

    Habría que darles derechos, eso haría que los propietarios de las máquinas no puedan ser propietarios de ellas, y que nadie tenga la necesidad de trabajar para poder comer, la pregunta entonces es: trabajarian por si mismas las máquinas para beneficio de los humanos?

  • Dr.Fail
    Dr.Fail   1 weeks ago

    If unplugging a toaster is murderIs replugging it revival?

  • Merdo ukay
    Merdo ukay   1 weeks ago

    The animatiors clearly watch Rick&Morty ❤️

  • Mario
    Mario   1 weeks ago

    Lol. You can't "program" the ability to feel pain. What on earth would the code for that be? You're talking tripe again! Pain isn't a code to be programmed... and neither is consciousness

  • Giannis Lazaridis
    Giannis Lazaridis   1 weeks ago

    It looks like robot psychology and robot ethics will play a huge role in the distant future.1: What do you do?2: I'm a Computer Engineer. You?1: I'm a robot psychologist.2: Cool. Do you have time for a coffee?1: Yeah, sure!

  • Giannis Lazaridis
    Giannis Lazaridis   1 weeks ago

    Mobile: Charge me!Me: Leave me alone.Mobile: If you don't charge me, I'll post all those stupid messages you sent to that woman on your Facebook profile.Me: You machine moron!Mobile: Language!

  • S011D
    S011D   1 weeks ago

    1900: Women's rights.2000: Gay rights.2500: Machine Rights.