The rise of smart machines puts spotlight on ‘robot rights’

The rise of smart machines puts spotlight on ‘robot rights’

You probably wouldn’t have any qualms about switching off Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri — or Amazon’s Alexa or Microsoft’s Cortana. Such entities emulate a human assistant but plainly aren’t human at all. We sense that beneath all the sophisticated software, there’s “nobody home.” But artificial intelligence is progressing swiftly. In the not-too-distant future we may […]