Virtual Persons and Artificial Brains %u2014 Gray Scott. Advances in AI are incredible. In fact, recent AI engines are able to learn without human intervention; and, they are teaching themselves how to be Chess Masters in four hours or less. Some scientists are creating virtual persons, with brains and nervous systems that, while primitive next to the wonder that is the human body, are on their way to surpassing us in many ways. As a lawyer, my next thought is whether these "virtual persons" will have legal rights. Will they, once created, be self aware? If so, will they meet the legal definition of "person" in statutes and case law? Will they have the right of self determination; or, will we enter into a new form of slavery, in which the slaves are intelligent machines that act, and think, and learn? Most of us will not live long enough to see the answer to these questions. But, it isn't too early to ask them.