XRC Topic Talk: Robot Rights

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Welcome to the XR Creators Topic Talk series, where we hold group discussions about what's going on in the tech world.


Today we'll discuss the topic of robot and machine rights.

Should they have rights? (This question alone could take up our whole hour!)

How would we define their rights if they don't 'think' the same as we do? Can they then be held to the same standards as people? Do you think machines could ever have a consciousness, allowing them to 'understand' right from wrong?

Can they have morals? Can they have feelings? Should we allow them to? Is that dangerous?

Would they care if they hurt someone or broke the law?

Would any of it be... right? Or is giving machines these powers crossing the line?


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