10 Books to Read After Watching Westworld That Explore Robot Rights

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10 Books to Read After Watching <i>Westworld</i> That Explore Robot Rights

Literature has shown us that, however artificial they are, robots still exude intelligence—an intelligence that leads to cunning, to strategy, to scheming, to improvisation and, if you’ll permit some tin-foil-hat-ramblings, to rebelling!

HBO’s Westworld has revitalized the conversation exploring whether or not robots can—and should—attain their own rights. So considering the possibilities that literature has postulated, will robots lead their own sentient rights movement?

This list features nine novels chronicling how a synthetic species may (or may not) demand its own pursuit of happiness, plus one nonfiction book surveying AI’s historic progression.