Roland Benedikter discusses Rights in a Post-Human World at the Cato Institute Washington D.C.
With his lead essay in the April 2018 Cato Institute’s renowned journal Cato Unbound and a following dialogue contribution, Center for Advanced Studies Co-Head Roland Benedikter has opened up the debate on rights for robots. Roland was joined by U.S. presidential candidate 2015-16 Zoltan Istvan and other U.S. scholars to discuss which status advanced technology should be assigned to over the coming years, following up a motion by the European parliament on the “electronic personality” for robots in January 2017 and the conferral of citizen status to Hongkong-built robot Sophia of Hanson Robotics by U.N. member state Saudi-Arabia on October 25, 2017, which set a precedent for the international community without previous agreement.
Here you can find the complete issue and the contributions by Roland Benedikter:
the issue Rights in a Post-Human World
the lead essay Citizen Robot by Roland Benedikter
the dialogue contribution A Gradual Way Forward by Roland Benedikter