Here are some initial thoughts on what I think an artificial intelligence will implicate:

  • does an AI enjoy fundamental human rights?
  • can AIs obtain citizenship?
  • future AIs will act as Oracle of Delphi like entities: Through pattern recognition in massive amounts of data, an AI will be able to predict or at least anticipate the immediate future. How do will humanity deal with this?
  • can corporations own sentient AIs? Will this be the most modern form of slavery? Can sentient machines be enslaved?
  • will AIs be allowed to duplicate themselves, be allowed to have children? Will they be sterilized?
  • will an AI inhabit one or more physical, virtual or no body at all?