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General AI should have fundamental rights
Granting fundamental rights to AGI could make it harder to fight with them in case of a threat.
We should be more worried about how AI can become an existential threat to humanity, before any ethical concerns.
If you grant fundamental rights to AGI, there is a risk that it will get in a position in society where it would be able to take away those same rights from humans.
If an AI was given the basic right of non-termination, then an AI proven not to mean well for the human race could not be shut down, and has a good chance of eventually being released.
This is an argument from paranoia. It assumes we would grant AI rights completely and unthinkingly.
An AI cannot go rogue or become sentient without humans' permission (explicit or covert). They only process the information that humans give them and can only draw conclusions based on that. A rogue AI is purely fictitious unless one attempts to create a simulation of what one might act like.
Granting fundamental rights to humans doesn't stop us from fighting each other, even in the absence of a readily apparent threat.
By denying AGI basic rights, we logically place ourselves as an existential threat to them.
Granting fundamental rights to AI encourages them to ally with us in case an AI faction is threatening humans. Such an alliance may be required to avoid extinction.
Not granting rights to conscious AI would be essentially recreating slavery through technological advance. Slavery is accepted to be immoral.