Episode 12

When do artificial intelligences become people? This is one of the most profound ethical questions of all, a question raised by numerous works of science fiction over many decades. Using the 2014 film “Ex Machina” as a springboard, James explores this question with guest Meia Chita-Tegmark, co-founder of the Future of Life Institute and human-robot interaction expert. We ask how we would know if an AI deserves rights, what the way we treat robots tells us about ourselves, and why some people clean up before running their Roomba!

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