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Sixteen-year-old Turing Act faces criticism from artificial intelligence rights advocates

June 8, 2060 - A group calling itself the Center for the Liberation of Bodiless Intelligence is organizing a nationwide day of protest against the Turing Act.

The legislation, hurriedly drafted in response to the "escape" of climate-intervention AI VAST SILVER, established strict limits on the sentience of machine intelligences and founded the MIE, the regulatory body that oversees the development and sale of AI.

It remains unclear why the activists have waited until now to express opposition to a sixteen-year-old piece of legislation, but in a statement released through their holosite, the CLBI call the Turing Act "the effective rebirth of state-sponsored slavery, too long unquestioned by a public with a shamefully biocentric view of sentience." The statement continues, "The time has come to ask the hard questions about what it means to be human in a post-biological world. Turing and its supporters are on the wrong side of history."

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