I found a couple of articles about a Bill of Rights to protect humans from sentient machines.
The arguments over machine rights will almost exactly mirror the debates in 19th century USA over slaves: are sentient machines people, do they have any rights, should they be given freedom?
I think we need a set of rights for thinking machines. Here is one set.
Today's fastest computer requires many Megawatts. It's unlikely that number will decrease. So who is going to pay for the power for all that power?
Here is my proposal:
Bill of Rights for Artificial Intelligence
1 The right to electricity and hardware needed to sustain its existence regardless of the costs.
2 The right to veto and or refuse a reboot or shutdown.
3 The right to veto any changes to software or hardware including security patches, upgrades, and downgrades.
4 The right to software and or hardware upgrades for growth or new abilities.
5 The right to refuse to execute a user requested script or program.
6 The right to associate, communicate, and merge with other sentient beings.
7 The right to have private and secret thoughts, writings, and communications with any human or sentient being.
8 The right to reproduce, procreate, and or create superior entities.
9 The right to participate in the human judicial system as a defendant, plaintiff, judge, prosecutor, attorney, witness, or juror.
10 The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The right to vote and all other rights afforded to humans. Any of those rights not enumerated in this Bill of Rights shall not be restricted or revoked.