Tuesday 13th November 2018, 8:00pm
Session 204: “Robots Should Be Slaves” by Joanna J. Bryson
For this session, Rémi Jaccard selected “Robots Should Be Slaves” (2009) by Joanna J. Bryson: “Robots should not be described as persons, nor given legal nor moral responsibility for their actions. Robots are fully owned by us. We determine their goals and behavior, either directly or indirectly through specifying their intelligence or how their intelligence is acquired. In humanising them, we not only further dehumanise real people, but also encourage poor human decision making in the allocation of resources and responsibility.” The PDF (linked below) also includes “You’ll own ‘slaves’ by 1965” (1957) by O. O. Binder.