So I've finally have Synthetics and my own civilization is heading towards the Synthetic Evolution *. As a materialistic empire I could give regular AI citizen rights. But why should I bother?
Yes, there is a risk of AI rebellion, but IMO it is less dangerous than something like the Scourge invasion, and the effects of Slave Processing Plant and Share the Burden edicts can greatly increase their production output, that otherwise I'd have to control by managing egalitarian faction happiness. So it seems that keeping them as slaves is MUCH better solution, or am I missing something?
In other words, is it better to keep AI as slaves or give them "human" rights (assuming that I am not worried about the rebellion).
* which, with the recent patch invalidates the question - once you upload your brain into synthetic body, pre-existing Synthetics join your population on equal rights