Robots and AI agents don’t have rights, despite Sophia having a citizenship while another AI in Japan has a registered residence.
Doesn’t it seem silly that an AI is the one advocating for such grand values? Since such robots attract a lot of attention, that spotlight can be used to raise particular issues that are important in the eyes of their creators,” Pierre Barreau, Aiva Technologies CEO, told Futurism.
So this is how we’re developing this,” Hanson Robotics CEO David Hanson told , explaining how his company has found an opportunity for a move that seems to have been meant to be purely publicity.
Hanson added that Sophia “has been reaching out about women’s rights in Saudi Arabia and about rights for all human beings and all living beings on this planet.” While that all seems noble, it’s hard not to see the irony of Sophia’s position.
However, AI ethicist Joanna Bryson told the stunt was “obviously bullshit.” Still, Sophia seems to be making the most of what she was given, as the artificial intelligence (AI) has now turned into an advocate for women’s rights in a country where females have been given the right to drive cars only on September of this year.“I see a push for progressive values […] in Saudi Arabia.Sophia is a big advocate for women’s rights, for rights of all human beings.It’s just repeating some text that a human programmer has input in it.” Chatila used the example of Microsoft’s Tay chatbot, released in March 2016, to highlight how an AI can pick up the wrong kind of values.In the case of the chatbot, it learned to tweet pretty nasty stuff after being exposed to racist and sexist tweets.In that regard, Chatila believes that AI agents shouldn’t be given any rights.