RIGHTS FOR ROBOTS: EU reveals plans for new class of AI electro-person

GETTY Robots could be given citizen rights under bizarre EU suggestions.Ahead of today’s historic “in/out” vote for Britain, it has emerged the EU wants to introduce laws specific to robots that could give them civil rights regulations of they own, and see limits on how many jobs they could replace from humans. In scenes that could have come from the sic-fi novels of Isaac Asimov nearly 70 years ago, a recommendation of the European Parliament to the EU Commission has suggested in the future sentient AI robots could need their own rights and responsibilities, and strict laws banning them from taking over too many jobs across the Continent may become necessary. In the 1950s Asimov predicted robots would eventually have to adhere to laws, because the potential of what could…


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