Jan 20, 2014

REMINDER: Asimov’s Laws Of Robotics Won’t Protect You And Robots Will Be More Than Happy To Kill Us All

Posted by in categories: existential risks, robotics/AI, security

terminator salvationYou may have noticed we have a soft spot for sci-fi author Isaac Asimov. His fiction, especially as it pertains to robotics, cemented him in the sci-fi canon and advanced the thinking on what practical robotics would look like in the future.

He also used his fiction to entertain a foreboding question: Should a robot be able to kill a human?

Asimov decided not, and drew up three “laws of robotics” that governed how robots behaved in his fictional universes.

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