An intriguiging video called "Kara" by the game studio Quantic Dream encourages us to consider the ethics of artificial intelligence. Would it be moral to destroy (kill) a conscious, self-aware entity. even if we had created it? Increasingly society is assigning rights to non-humans, for example encouraging animals to be treated humanely. Will we soon be extending similar rights to robots?
Science-fiction has addressed these themes in the past, perhaps most notably with the termination of HAL in Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and with the robot boy David in Spielberg's Artificial Intelligence.
So watch this video and ask yourself the question, "would you pull the plug on a robot that was begging for it's life?"