Moral Value of AI

Peter Singer, a bioethicist at Princeton University, is often accused of lacking ethics.  This’ll give critics even more ammunition against him.  Singer weighed in on artificial intelligence, saying if A I ever became “sentient” or self-aware, turning it off would be equal to killing a being that possesses a high moral value.  Singer said, “All things being equal, we should not switch it off if it has become self-aware.”  This man actually believes HIV vaccines should’ve been tested on cognitively disabled humans instead of chimpanzees. Terminology’s important here.  You can destroy AI by turning it off because it’s a thing.  Humans aren’t things but created in God’s image.  Ending our lives isn’t destroying them.  It’s killing — a significant difference.

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