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The Puzzle of Personhood

The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology puzzles over what it takes to be a person here. The goal is

…breaking free of the black-and-white thinking of classifying beings as either persons or property, while acknowledging that at least some beings who are not human are nonetheless deserving of the status of persons. It is also an attempt to begin to prepare for the arrival of artificially intelligent, differently sentient, technological beings.

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