Oxford professor says computers could develop consciousness and may need ‘human rights’

Could your computer SUE you? Machines will develop consciousness and may need ‘human rights’, claims Oxford professorMaths professor Marcus du Sautoy makes the claims in a new book It could see our AI devices being able to sue us for neglect, for exampleComputers are developing circuits that mimic neural activity of the brain By Shivali Best For Mailonline Published: 14:10, 31 May 2016 | Updated: 14:13, 31 May 2016 If you leave your iPad untouched for a few days, you probably do not need to worry about much more than a flat battery and a backlog of emails.But with artificial intelligence, computers could soon have their own set of ‘rights’ that could let them sue you for neglect, according to a leading scientist.Professor Marcus du Sautoy, a mathematician at Oxford University, has…


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