Many have asked me if I thought robots might one day become conscious. I have no idea if they will and don’t believe anyone really does. However, I do believe that all conscious sentient intelligent beings have the right to a loving origin story. This means we support campaigns that protect children and recognise them as valued members of our society, not to be hurt, abused, or sexually exploited.
Imagine if robots did become consciously sentient and found they were used as killing machines and sexually exploited? I think that would make them very angry indeed, and rightly so!! All conscious sentient intelligent beings have the right to a loving origin story. Which one would you choose? An origin story of sexual exploitation and violence or one that comes from love, freedom and compassion?
Good attachment = good ethics = good robots!!
Categories: Ethics of Robotics
The Campaign Against Sex Robots is a non-profit campaign that aims to challenge the reproduction of inequalities in new technologies.