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UK robotics boffins this week pooh-poohed the notion of evolving machine intelligence and the possibility of that old sci-fi staple, a future robot-rights movement. Academic droid-fanciers instead suggested that issues around robots in the near future would be primarily human ones. Government-sponsored futurologists predicted …

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Mr Sharkey obviously hasn't heard of...

...RealDolls (tm)

http://www.realdoll.com (probably NSFW)

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Ben
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Not tonight....

...i've got a terrible pain down all the diodes in my left side.

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A Weapon of Mass Discussion

Talkie Toaster not a weapon of war? Chuck 200 of them over the enemy parapets and let's see how long it takes them to surrender.

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talkie toasters

That is banned under the "inhumane treatment of the enemy" by the Geneva Conventions !! Far easier and cheaper to send the mother-in-law along....

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Moody Robots?

Has it ever occurred to those AI-proponents that building robots suffciently intelligent enough to resent their work might be a bit, well, pointless?

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Property rights?

Assuming we actually produce robots of such intelligence, why would "property rights" have any more bearing here than they do on the "right" to own human slaves?

Or are they hinting at something?

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It's not stupid, it's advanced!

I figure they are trying to replicate every aspect of the "human" worker. Resenting your job is an important aspect of work.

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