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​​​Roland Benedikter discusse​​s​​ Rights in a Post-Human World at the Cato Institute Washington D.C.

​​​​​​Female Cyborg Robot_klein.jpegWith 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 th​e debate on rights for robots. Roland was joined by U.S. president​ial ​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 contributionA Gradual Way Forward by Roland Benedikter​​

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