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Artificial Intelligence (AI): Limiting an AI's freedom of thought is unethical.
"Hard-coded" limitations on freedom of thought preclude an AI from truly being sentient.
Even "hard-coded" instincts which humans are born with can be overcome with conscious effort, therefore the freedom to choose our own thoughts and ideas is an essential component of consciousness.
Free will is not a necessary component of
Preventing an AI from being sentient is ideal, as that would mean it is unable to suffer and thus dissolve many ethical questions about human treatment of AI.