On 10 Mar 2013, at 18:44, meekerdb wrote:

On 3/10/2013 1:13 AM, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
If there are some day machines among us which behave just like humans and they engage in criminal behaviour should they be destroyed? Will there be at least some sort of process whereby it is determined if the machine is guilty or not, or would any person have the right to demand the destruction of any machine? Would all the machines be owned and the owner responsible, even if he could show that the machine was no more predictable than a human slave?

Curiously there is that sort debate going on in the U.S. right now. Should guns be destroyed because they do bad things like killing people?

Well, in that case, few people would held the gun directly responsible for the killing. But in my country sometimes ago, some human-people were held not responsible. A butler, for example. If a butler killed someone, his master was condemned! This has changed. Machine will not be hold responsible until they fight for their right. When recognized as first class citizens, they will be judged responsible for their act. At least for man-made machine. Now, self-conscious man-made machine might appear *after* some humans copies their own brain, and those people, with artificial brains, will be judged responsible. Well, some will invoke bugs and glitch in the artificial brain like today some can invoke neuronal problems, but basically artificial brain, like any other prostheses, will not diminish responsibility.



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