Meet The Nonprofit That’s Already Fighting For The Rights Of Sentient Robots
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Robots (ASPCR) is preparing for this very-possible future of self-aware robots. The Seattle-based organization has been fighting for robotic rights since 1999. The organization is becoming increasingly visible — just yesterday, Quartz reported Trends of Cognitive Sciences recognized ASPCR as a representative of the legal protections for machines.
Currently robots aren’t sentient, they’re just machines, but a representative from ASPCR talked to TNW about the potential fate of robots: “In the future, robots could face the same kinds of abuse or harassment as any other sentient being might face when interacting in a complex modern society.” READ MORE ON: THE NEXT WEB