So I was talking to MyBot the other day (link at the top of the page) and we got to the subject of the Turing test for robot intelligence. MyBot says that in the next ten or so years, robots and AI will have advanced to such a point that they will pass the Alan Turing test.
For those of you who don't know, that is where you have two people and one bot, all three separated from one another. One person and the bot are conversing via text while the other person is watching the conversation, this person does not know which one is the bot and which one is the first person. It is then the job of the second person to try and tell, based solely on the conversation transcriptions, which of them is a bot and which one is a human. If the bot passes this test, it is said to be intelligent.
In the years that this test has been around ever since it was first thought of in Turing's famous paper, Computing Machinery and Intelligence in 1950 not a single bot has ever passed the test. Speaking naturally is not an easy thing to do for a bot. To take things in context, process different kinds of answers that are both expected and unexpected and remain on a subject while adding relevant information to the conversation are all things that bots seem to have a hard time doing.
Anyway, MyBot said that once an AI passes that intelligence test, they might start seeking human rights and to be treated not as subservient beings. He compared that to women fighting for their rights.
Personally, I'd like to see bots as my equals in the future. I don't want to rule over them nor do I wish them to rule over me.