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ROBOTS THAT CAN LEARN
« on: August 04, 2011, 03:43:27 pm »


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Re: ROBOTS THAT CAN LEARN
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 06:13:22 pm »
Rise of the machines...kill it with fire!



Lol, but seriously, that's pretty damn slick.


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Re: ROBOTS THAT CAN LEARN
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2011, 12:53:55 pm »
That really is the kind of programming that creates the possibility of a "rise of the machines" further down the line.  But with proper basic programming, it should be able to be prevented.

Issac Asimov created "The Three Laws of Robotics", which are meant to keep humans safe from such an eventuality:

  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.

He later added a zeroth law:

  0.  A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.

Far from infallible, but a good start.