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Computers Could Develop Consciousness and May Need ‘Human’ Rights, Says Oxford Professor

May 31, 2016

(The Telegraph) – Advances in artificial intelligence could lead to computers and smartphones developing consciousness and they may need to be given ‘human’ rights, an expert has claimed. Marcus du Sautoy, who took over from Richard Dawkins as Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University in 2008 said it was now possible to measure consciousness and, in the future, technology could be deemed to be ‘alive.’

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