Do Robots Deserve Rights? What if Machines Become Conscious?

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

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    • rogerdogkiller2000
      rogerdogkiller2000  1 weeks back

      Seriously? No mention of DATA or Picard?

    • The hollow
      The hollow  2 weeks back

      Kurzegesagt: *puts drop of blood in video*
      YouTube: *demonitized*

    • ryan johnson
      ryan johnson  2 weeks back

      This is my second time watching this video. I think you should also do a video on if clones deserved rights. Ive been thinking about that for awhile now.

    • Daniel Dato
      Daniel Dato  3 weeks back

      It would be mega stupid to give robot feelings

    • Bazinga Yt
      Bazinga Yt  1 months back

      @Hari Raya Aidilfitri god is fake

  • Robert Eischen
    Robert Eischen  3 hours back

    No worries. When AI get to be more intelligent, we will start competing with them for resources. The AI will win in the end though and gradually push us further and further out. A imagine it will sort of be just like we do with nature today. I don't think they will kill us all though certainly there will be clashes. We will Inevitably lose. I think, eventually, they are going to domesticate us, just like we did with dogs and cats and find some kinda use for us.

    The future will probably look Something like that

    • Bendy the Little Devil Darlin

      it doesnt matter if they have feelings or no people pack bond with anything and theyll probably treat a machine like their pets or kid

      • Teh Boush
        Teh Boush  20 hours back

        SO MANY GOOD REFERENCES IN THESE VIDEOS. I love the Zenyattas and the Futurama quote - "I have no strong feelings one way or the other!"

        • Pidgeon
          Pidgeon  1 days back

          wait how do we not know that our organs are machinery but just a bit differnt than what we use for machines that use wires n stuff

          • Mikheal
            Mikheal  1 days back

            Easy question.


          • Blaze
            Blaze  2 days back

            you give it emotions and rights if they are not going to be annoying

            • Benjamin Lafever
              Benjamin Lafever  2 days back

              I’m a computer

              Stop all the downloadin

              • DawnKayePunch
                DawnKayePunch  2 days back

                what if we cret a new typ of robot one the has fellings

                • Spanish inquisition
                  Spanish inquisition  3 days back

                  Kill it then (trying not to be brutal here)

                  • Eduardo The Raccoon
                    Eduardo The Raccoon  3 days back

                    fuck their rights, they were created by us, thus they should work for us, plus we could just program them to not have feelings, done, now go to work in the coal mine.

                    • Glaceyn
                      Glaceyn  3 days back

                      *28 STA-*

                      • aohige
                        aohige  3 days back

                        Hate to say it but if we purposefully create sentient beings then subject them to suffer, we TOTALLY deserve to get our asses kicked.

                        • Gael Dauchy
                          Gael Dauchy  3 days back

                          Il ne reste qu’à simuler une soupe d’acide aminés, d’accélérer, et d’attendre que la vie émerge d’elle même dans la machine.
                          Allouer plus de puissance pour accélérer et simuler parfaitement et laisser se complexifier la vie.

                          Puis d’attendre l’arrivée d’un machin qui domine tous les autres, de le garder puis de l’étudier, et recommencer.

                          Enfin on a des modèles d’ia intelligentes et vivantes.
                          Problème, il est impossible de simuler la réalité a une vitesse supérieure à la réalité. Sauf si on prend des raccourcis, qui empêchent la simulation de vraiment tourner comme il faut. Et donc à la vie de naître.

                          Ou c’est d’imiter jusqu’à s’approprier.
                          Une machine vraiment très bête qui apprend à partir de rien, enfin de parents. Merde, je viens de créer...? Ah non ça existait déjà ! On appel ça aussi des parents d’ailleurs.
                          Bref, on laisse une machine apprendre en regardant des gens s’occuper d’elle et on croise les doigts pour qu’elle s’occupe de nous !

                          • Marco Ottina
                            Marco Ottina  3 days back

                            Resuming from this video and the WestWorld's linked one, that's my reply:

                            What is knowledge? What steps are needed to achieve in Artificial intelligence?
                            1) Describe the world (using math, as it's currently done, like "class" in programming and vectors/sets in math)
                            2) find a way to evaluate all of the described things, maybe through pre-fixed values, as like as human's preferences
                            3) find a way to calculate the consequences of actions and choices, using the point 1) (as it's partially done in A.I. and Game Theory)
                            4) using the point 2), give an evaluation of the positivity or negativity of an action or a choice produced in point 3), maybe considering the different "points of view", expressed through point 1)
                            5) using all four previous points, create a way to choose which action or choice take, like a "free will"

                            So, is this ability to perform all of those calculations enough to deserve rights?
                            No, animals have rights even if some of them have no self-consciousness or ability to perform rational thoughts.
                            There's another component: emotions. A particular "emotion" is "suffering" (see the WestWorld's video).

                            It's considered as "good" what reduce pain and suffering or provide pleasure and relax, in a similar way it's considered "bad" what causes pain, fear, disgust, sadness.

                            So, a particular kind of human being very clever but unable to feel any emotion (as like as some "bald, elegant and clever man from future" described in the TV series "Fringe") does not deserve rights because they are comparable to a calculator, a personal computer, a mobile phone that I could smash to the ground without any legal or ethic consequences because "it's just a 'mechanical' tool, a biological calculator", even if "it"'s able to have a self-consciousness and to have an internal representation of himself as we humans have (I mean, "it", as like as all "normal" humans, knows what humans are and "it" knows that "it" has "this" knowledge)?

                            No, "It"'s still a living being, differing from a "right-less" bacteria because "it" can be rational, have self-consciousness and "it"'s able to think, even if "it" has no emotions and feelings.

                            So, robots deserve rights?
                            IMHO, yes if and only if they can decide a set of "life purposes" (based on a kind of intelligence and/or feelings) that can be different from those issued by their creators at creation time.
                            For instance, a human male cannot become pregnant and then mother because his DNA forbids it, but can become a singer even if he started playing soccer or painting.

                            Do You agree? :D

                            • Bullet-Not-Proof the not bulletproof
                              Bullet-Not-Proof the not bulletproof  1 days back

                              I would modify this definition to include when a machine that was not initially programmed to, opposes its hardware or software being damaged or destroyed

                          • Tochtli
                            Tochtli  3 days back

                            What if a robot with consciousness watches this video... what would they think?

                            • Izzy McCartney
                              Izzy McCartney  4 days back

                              WE ALREADY SIMULATED. GENETIC CODE IS BINARY

                              • Nurullah Karaca
                                Nurullah Karaca  4 days back

                                We are a living machines and compelling who has rights xd Nanana buttman

                                • MineBlox 25
                                  MineBlox 25  4 days back

                                  What kind of robot I want

                                  BMO 😂😄😃

                                  • Elanor Wood
                                    Elanor Wood  4 days back

                                    How do we know we're not robots

                                    • Doggo man
                                      Doggo man  4 days back

                                      I feel like nobody understands that EMPs would probably be their best friend during a robot invasion

                                      • Queen Bitch
                                        Queen Bitch  4 days back


                                        • The Car Kid
                                          The Car Kid  5 days back

                                          Kurzgesagt we know your a robot from the future and you are tryna make us good to your robot friends

                                          • Vicente Diaz Trepat
                                            Vicente Diaz Trepat  5 days back

                                            CONNOR DESERVES EVERY RIGHT THAT EXISTS

                                            • overpumpshotty
                                              overpumpshotty  5 days back

                                              copy pasted PASS INTO THE IRIS!!

                                              • Paul Muad'Dib
                                                Paul Muad'Dib  5 days back

                                                I'll be the guy to take apart appliances from The Brave Little Toaster.

                                                • Dawedws CZ
                                                  Dawedws CZ  5 days back

                                                  I think that enabling artificial inteligence to create its own robots should be strictly monitored. Robots should be our tools and only we (as humans) should have right to program them how we want. Afterall, we are really unique, we are beings that conquered whole world (and very likely even space in future).

                                                  • Bill Mao
                                                    Bill Mao  6 days back

                                                    evolutionary debunking argument

                                                    • Jarrod Yuki
                                                      Jarrod Yuki  6 days back

                                                      no ok, otherwise we have to redefine what it means to be human.

                                                      • 『 B e n j i 』
                                                        『 B e n j i 』  6 days back

                                                        Yes but no? Its hard, like we cant give the same amount of rights to a hyper aware android running a super computer as an ai microwave

                                                        • Adam Tang
                                                          Adam Tang  6 days back

                                                          Sword Art Online Alicilization

                                                          • 王尔靖
                                                            王尔靖  6 days back


                                                            • The Wanderer
                                                              The Wanderer  6 days back

                                                              2:28 Nice Futurama reference

                                                              • Whatever1234r R
                                                                Whatever1234r R  6 days back

                                                                he really added zenyatta 3:25

                                                                • - Dusty -
                                                                  - Dusty -  6 days back

                                                                  Rick and Morty Reference

                                                                  • Ian Thomson
                                                                    Ian Thomson  6 days back

                                                                    I’ll answer your question with another question, do workers, women, LGBTQ, and African Americans deserve rights?

                                                                    • Dinamus
                                                                      Dinamus  7 days back

                                                                      Detroit: Become Human

                                                                      • Francis IsHere
                                                                        Francis IsHere  7 days back

                                                                        Dammit, cyberlife!

                                                                        • Eggmon -
                                                                          Eggmon -  1 weeks back

                                                                          I love all the references in this ❤️

                                                                          • Daxter69
                                                                            Daxter69  1 weeks back

                                                                            Hi my name is Connor. The android sent by CyberLife

                                                                            • twistedyogert
                                                                              twistedyogert  1 weeks back

                                                                              Shouldn't we treat sentient AI like we treat a working animal?

                                                                              • Sam Titus
                                                                                Sam Titus  6 days back

                                                                                If we treat robots as we treat animals because we are advanced.does it justify robots ruling over us and treating us as animals just because they are far more intelligent tgan us?.

                                                                              • Sam Titus
                                                                                Sam Titus  6 days back

                                                                                We shouldn't treat animals like we do now.its inhumane.

                                                                            • Crusader
                                                                              Crusader  1 weeks back

                                                                              Damn synths!

                                                                              • RandomPlays1 _
                                                                                RandomPlays1 _  1 weeks back

                                                                                What will happen to non ai will it be looked upon as slavery from ai or will it not exist anymore

                                                                                • KratosツYT
                                                                                  KratosツYT  1 weeks back

                                                                                  dehua become uman

                                                                                  • Homiku
                                                                                    Homiku  1 weeks back


                                                                                    • Gabriel Jordan
                                                                                      Gabriel Jordan  1 weeks back

                                                                                      All I could think of the whole time was my favorite childhood movie - "The Brave Little Toaster"

                                                                                      • Colin Chan ET
                                                                                        Colin Chan ET  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Depends on how much it is "human". Ask yourself these questions:
                                                                                        1. Does the subject have
                                                                                        2. Does the subject have a certain response to certain physical stimuli?
                                                                                        3. Is the subject submit to suicide under high negative "stress"?
                                                                                        4. Will the subject know what is considered "normal" in social, political, religious, economic and Internet culture?

                                                                                        If you answered yes to all these questions, then robots will deserve rights.

                                                                                        • Colin Chan ET
                                                                                          Colin Chan ET  1 weeks back