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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.
When creating life, whether through reproduction or reprogramming of other mediums, you are creating an individual that will inevitably impact our society no matter how we treat them. So you must be responsible for assimilating said life to the society, not segregating.
A concious 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 worm or plant.
Humans have learnt from the horrors of the historical slave trade and would not allow a sentient artificial lifeforms to perform tasks and duties whilst unwillingly 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 not considered immoral when the slave is not human.
Slavery is immoral because it enslaves humans, who exist for their own sake. Machines are created for human sake.
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.
Humans made AI and therefore are supposed to be their master.
AI, even general AI will have to be created by humans or AIs that were created by humans. As such, even General AI is just a tool that will be created for a specific purpose. It is unclear why we should grant right to specific tools.