Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

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Join Deanna, Mike, and Sam as we continue to talk about the great news and emails we’ve been getting recently.   It’s like there’s something in the water.

About the Author: Sam Mulvey

Sam Mulvey is a producer and the technical brain behind Ask an Atheist. He is a collector of vinegar varieties, vintage computers, antique radios, and propaganda.

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Sofie Louise

Shout out til Louise fra Danmark 🙂 Fedt at høre at jeg ikke er den eneste danske fan af AaA. – AaA, I always enjoy your shows. Though I watch the Atheist Experience and listen to both the Non-Prophets and Godless Bitches podcasts, you’re my number 1 favourite simply because you add that extra touch of geekiness and nerdiness to the discussions. The discussion today on artificial intelligence was especially cool – and to add a thought: Would we give AIs feelings? If they function on a level of intelligence that is at least equal to humans but can’t feel… Read more »

N. L. Flowers

AI is already here. There’s narrow AI behind every electronic banking transaction. There’s narrow AI in the air traffic control system. Narrow AI is everywhere in our world today.

What you are talking about is human-level generalized artificial intelligence (AGI). We would be fools not to give AGIs personhood and the civil rights that go with it. We can exploit non-human-level narrow AI as much as we like without moral quandary or retribution, but human-level AGIs will violently rebuff inequality.


Oh my god, lotr is so incredibly boring. I couldn’t even get halfway through the first book. Also the hobbit, I couldn’t make it past page 40 or so. The movies are boring too. Narnia is stupid but definitely not boring, and the movie that i saw was interesting too.


I hate hearing about camps that I’m not allowed to go to.


Rights aren’t based on what you want, they’re based on what you’re allowed. You can have a right and never make use of it. If AI’s think something should be allowed and we’ve been not allowing it, we might have to change to allow it but it would have to be allowed for everyone.

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