"It may be worth commenting ..."


by Brandon Reinhart Dec 18 2015

It may be worth commenting on the rights of computations-as-people here (Some computations are people). We would seek to respect the rights of AIs, but we also seek to respect the rights of the computations within the AI (and other complex systems) that are themselves sentient. This would also apply in cases of self-modification, where modified biological brains become sophisticated enough to create complex models that are also objects of ethical value.