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Thursday, October 13, 2005
artificial intelligence and the law
Michael Williams points to a California law that seems intended to protect the rights of artificial inteligences. The law makes it illegal to sell video games where the player physically or mentally abuses a virtual victim. But there is a restriction. Quoting from the law:
... the virtual victim must be conscious of the abuse at the time it is inflicted;