Friends with an AI android? Do true AI deserve rights?

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Friends with an AI android? Do true AI deserve rights?

Llewey Llewey
Not a sexbot, not an automaton, but a true artificial intelligence in a lifelike body. An AI with real, unique thoughts and a unique personality capable of growth and change. Think David from the movie AI, or more closely David (hmm...) from Prometheus. Additionally, do you believe AI beings with fully-functioning artificial "brains" and unique personalities would ever be deserving of rights? Or would they always be a a tool/toy? Are AI beings "people," or just "things" like how our computers are things?

Would it be too freaky? Would you be willing to have an AI friend? Would you be disgusted by their existence? Please share your thoughts; it's an incredibly interesting topic for me.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes, I would be friends with an AI.
MrWill , Toy Fiend , Missmarc , souviet , Raymaker , GONE! , gsfanatic , FunFantasys , peachmarie
9  (53%)
No, I would refuse to associate with AI.
No, I would only want AI around as workers.
I'm not sure if I'd want an AI friend or companion.
Yes, true intelligence deserves true rights.
MistressDandelion , Llewey , Hadespark
3  (18%)
No, we created AI; they are our property.
No, only humans deserve the rights we have.
Gunsmoke
1  (6%)
I'm not sure if AI would deserve rights or not.
Loriandhubby , eri86 , SMichelle , Ansley
4  (24%)
Other. (Please share!)
Total votes: 17
Poll is closed
03/09/2013
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Llewey Llewey
Eep! Accidentally made this poll single-response. Hopefully I can get that fixed. Sorry, everyone.
03/09/2013
Toy Fiend Toy Fiend
I would be friends with one.
03/09/2013
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Llewey
Not a sexbot, not an automaton, but a true artificial intelligence in a lifelike body. An AI with real, unique thoughts and a unique personality capable of growth and change. Think David from the movie AI, or more closely David (hmm...) from ...
Yes, I would be friends with an AI.
03/09/2013
souviet souviet
Quote:
Originally posted by Llewey
Not a sexbot, not an automaton, but a true artificial intelligence in a lifelike body. An AI with real, unique thoughts and a unique personality capable of growth and change. Think David from the movie AI, or more closely David (hmm...) from ...
sure why not
kinda depressing but i make good friends with fish so i guess there's not a ton of difference in the end.
03/09/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
At 58 it's not something I need to worry about in my life time. Lifelike AI may be our fate - but I'm pleased that I will not have to face the moral dilemma because I'm 98% sure that I would be willing to accept them as human.
03/10/2013
Raymaker Raymaker
As a fan of Star Trek, I've long fantasized about having an android best friend like Geordie has with Data. Android are so amazing, I wish they were more developed and freely available in real life.
03/10/2013
GONE! GONE!
If an AI wanted to be my friend well I'm pretty bad at making friends so it's not likely I would turn one down even if it wasn't quite human.
03/10/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
That'd be pretty neat. As to whether they deserve rights, there's a lot of complexities that would go into yes or no, so maybe?
03/11/2013
FunFantasys FunFantasys
I would be friends with an AI.
03/11/2013
Total posts: 10
Unique posters: 9