Robots will have civil rights by 2045: Report

Dr David Hanson says robots will be able to vote by 2045 – the same year some predict the singularity will take place

A leading roboticist who developed an advanced humanoid robot has predicted that artificially intelligent androids will be given civil rights within 30 years.

Dr David Hanson, whose Sophia robot once said it wanted to “destroy humans”, made the predictions in a research paper titled ‘Entering the Age of Living Intelligence Systems and Android Society’.