Would you, or could you, ever see a robot or an AI as a sentient being?




Many of us have seen it, Sci-Fi video games, TV shows, and movies depict a robot developing feelings or becoming self-aware. But let's try and shade the border between reality and fantasy for a second.

Could you, or would you, ever see yourself accepting a robot or an AI as being sentient and self-aware? How advanced would the AI have to be in order for it to be accepted as your equal? It cries, it laughs, it ponders philosophy, but would it ever truly be seen as a living being to you?

If yes, at what point would you finally accept it as sentient? Would it have to display a very specific quality or characteristic first?

If no, why not?
Yes - I could see a robot or an AI as a sentient being.
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No - I could not see a robot or an AI as a sentient being.
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