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Programming Personhood: An Ethical Evaluation of Granting Strong Artificial Intelligence Personhood Status

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With the recent advancements in technology, the line between man and machine has become increasingly blurred. Indeed, from its inception in 1956, artificial intelligence (AI) has arisen as the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent (human) behavior. While AI is still some way from the sentient machines portrayed in science fiction, the idea that mankind could, at some point, develop machines that actually think for themselves and act autonomously has been ingrained in human literature and culture since the beginning of civilization. In fact, most AI experts agree that AI will eventually exceed humans in cognitive abilities. Some experts and futurologists even proclaim that there will be the birth of a new species, machina sapiens, which will share the human place as intelligent creatures on earth.
subject
Artificial General Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence
Human-like Intelligence
Personhood Capacity
Personhood Status
Whole Brain Architecture
contributor
Miles, Erica P (author)
Iltis, Ana (committee chair)
Hyde, Michael (committee member)
Jung, Kevin (committee member)
date
2019-09-05T08:35:20Z (accessioned)
2019-09-05T08:35:20Z (available)
2019 (issued)
degree
Bioethics (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/94307 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Programming Personhood: An Ethical Evaluation of Granting Strong Artificial Intelligence Personhood Status
type
Thesis

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