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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Towards Guidance on Robot Ethics

Scientists develop official guidance on robot ethics   By Ryan Whitwam

It was decades ago when science fiction great Isaac Asimov imagined a world in which robots were commonplace. This was long before even the most rudimentary artificial intelligence existed, so Asimov created a basic framework for robot behavior called the Three Laws of Robotics. These rules ensure that robots will serve humanity and not the other way around. Now the British Standards Institute (BSI) has issued its own version of the Three Laws. It’s much longer and not quite as snappy, though.  .... " 

Of interest, where are the ethics actually embedded?  Clear and specific 'rules' or embedded in a pattern matching neural network?    Starts to becomes an issue of legal interpretation we have just started to explore.


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