Peter Singer claims that the brain is just a computer, and so if an AI machine were ever developed, it could be considered a person too.
The New York University philosopher is well known for critiquing the scientific materialist’s vision of explaining, someday, the phenomenon of conscious experience in purely material terms.
Surely, on a scale of parental concerns, McDonald’s for lunch is nothing compared to getting exterminated by the cool logic of a future computer.
"Machine rights"? I have to confess, when I read articles like this I have an almost visceral reaction.
We still have too much work to do in the realm of human rights to worry about machines.