What if an Artificial Intelligence program actually becomes sentient?

If an AI program became sentient, would the law apply to AI just as it does to humans? NPR’s A Martinez asks law professor Ifeoma Ajunwa to imagine the legal implications for sentient AI.


Silicon Valley is abuzz about artificial intelligence – software programs that can draw or illustrate or chat almost like a person. One Google engineer actually thought a computer program had gained sentience. A lot of AI experts, though, say there is no ghost in the machine. But what if it were true? That would introduce many legal and ethical questions. Ifeoma Ajunwa thinks about these

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