I posted this as a reply three times on Alan's blogpost about machine intelligence, couldn't get the blogger to work, so gave up and posted it here... Hi Alan – I completely disagree that robot intelligence is mostly evolved. By far the majority of both morphology and information processing is carefully designed, with only a tiny part of the parameter space left in some cases to be finalised by GAs. That's not evolution. Second, I do not see that there's any advantage to distinguishing between computation performed by natural or artificial systems, but that doesn't say anything about how their goals or their social roles as moral subjects. Did you see my blogpost this week? Is this in response to it? If not, have a look at it, at least at the slides http://joanna-bryson.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/how-ai-is-influencing-our-future-and.html.