People for the Ethical Treatment of Reinforcement Learners
People for the Ethical Treatment of Reinforcement Learners (PETRL) is an advocacy group that promotes the idea that certain machine learning algorithms may eventually possess sentience and therefore moral patienthood. One early exploration of this idea was a paper by Brian Tomasik of the Foundational Research Institute, which also introduced the name PETRL. Daswani and Leike propose defining happiness for reinforcement learners as the difference between received and expected reward.
- Foundational Research Institute, another organization that promotes concern for the suffering of digital minds
- Philosophy of mind
- Sentient rights