Debate surrounding artificial intelligence and ethics begins

Skynet. Hal. Their names conjure up images of machines gone mad with power as they gained the upper hand against their organic counterparts. But how close are we to having artificial intelligence that can dictate if and when to hurt humans? Roboticist and artist Alexander Reben has invented the first robot that can choose whether or not to inflict pain on a human. Aptly named The First Law, the device is programmed to prick a finger, but not to do it at every possible chance. “The real concern about AI is that it gets out of control,” Reben said. “The tech giants are saying it’s way out there, but let’s think about it now before it’s too late. I am proving that harmful robots can exist now. We absolutely have…


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