Robots Are Developing Feelings. Will They Ever Become "People"?

“Robots aren't people, but the discussion has begun about whether they could be persons, in the legal sense. In May, a European Union committee report called for creating an agency and rules around the legal and ethical uses of robots. The headline grabber was a suggestion that companies pay payroll taxes on their robotic employees, to support the humans who lose their jobs. But the report goes a lot deeper, mostly setting rules to protect humans from robots—like crashing cars or drones, or just invading privacy.”

Robots Are Developing Feelings. Will They Ever Become "People"?
https://www.fastcompany.com/3062868/mind-and-machine/robots-are-developing-feelings-will-they-ever-become-people
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