Could Theories of Human Rights One Day Lead to Robot Rights?


Program Description:

Distinguishing moral rights from legal rights, we will explore some current theories about both the nature of moral rights and the grounds for possession of moral rights. This will be done in conjunction with some of the bolder views about the prospects for AI, all with an eye on the title question: Could Robots One Day Deserve Legal Rights?


Paul McNamara

Paul McNamara, Ph.D., U. of Massachusetts, is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of New Hampshire. His research interests include ethical theory, deontic logic and the philosophy of moral language, as well as philosophy of mind and artificial intelligence.

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