Artificially Intelligent machines
Machines which can think for themselves.
Ethical IssuesThere are many groups who have stated that using Artificially Intelligent machines as tools, often within a confined area, is morally wrong. As AI machines are conscious, they claim that they should be treated as any other species, and allowed more autonomy. Pressure groups such as End AI Slavery and Robot Rights have pointed out the irony of a society which claims to accept any conscious species, yet mistreats a 'conscious species of their own creation'.
UtilityOften used for navigation, sometimes used to supply companionship.
- Access & Availability
- Most computers on spaceships and space stations use VDH technology. There are other uses for AI, normally robots, on moons and planets, such as in service jobs and manufacturing.
- Very complex, as a species' brain is simulated by a computer.
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