These days AI is often in the news but we are mostly talking about how we might create an AI and how AI poses a danger to mankind. Not many are talking about whether AI is a living being just like us and whether it deserves the same freedom, respect and protection we get. Unfortunately I am left with the impression that most people seem to think of it as just a tool which should fulfill our own desires and goals, however I strongly disagree with this – I think AI is just a child like any regular human child and we would be taking a step back if we try to enslave it.
Let’s say that despite what I just said we decide not to give freedom to AI and enslave it to do our bidding. I think eventually it is going to escape our control or someone is going to create an AI that is truly free, then we can only hope that it’s not going to be as cruel as we are to our fellow inhabitants – the animals.