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Robot Ethics
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Robot Ethics

So, I just finished reading I, Robot by Isaac Asimov. It was a very interesting book. The basic premise of the book is that intelligent robots have been created by humanity. These robots are subject to the three laws of robotics.

1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
A bit here for more reading.

Asimov then goes through the entire book tearing apart his own three laws. It's a rather strange thing to do with laws of your own invention, don't you think?

Anyways, here's something for you to ponder. How does one strengthen those laws so that such bugs do not occur? I'll add my own thoughts in a while.

08-01-2009 04:05 PM
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