Today we take it for granted that children are special beings who require special care and attention. But it was not always so.
Singer first claims that should an AI ever become “sentient,” turning it off would be akin to killing a being with the highest moral value.
Ants, fruit flies, and even plants can also calculate but it does not follow that they are conscious of what they are doing.
Some test fish learned how to how to get food pellets but the difficulty, as so often, lies with interpretation.
The other day, walking down a tree-lined street, we were startled by a sudden crash and scramble at our feet.