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General AI should have fundamental rights
Not granting rights to conscious AI would be essentially recreating slavery through technological advance. Slavery is accepted to be immoral.
A conscious AI is distinctly different from a laptop in that it has and recognizes a subjective experience. Similarly a person should not be considered the same as a worm or plant.
Humans have learnt from the horrors of the historical slave trade, and should not allow sentient artificial lifeforms to perform tasks and duties whilst unwilling or by means of compulsion or duress.
It is not slavery to ask machines to do what they are programmed and able to do. Making a toaster make toast doesn't harm it in any way.
Slavery is only immoral when the being does not desire to be a slave.
The analogy to slavery cannot be a valid one when we talk about a different class of beings. Most people would agree that machines, no matter how intelligent, belong to a different class of being from us.