Fairy tales teach robots not to murder

facebooktwitterlinkedingoogleplusemailcommentsmoreredditpinteresttumblrEnlarge Image<div id=”cd8f3200-db52-4d34-b9cf-ef5102773b27″ class=”enlargeImage” data-component=”globalModal” data-global-modal-options=”{“content”:””,”modalTemplate”:”{{content}}”,”setContentOnInit”:false}”/> KTSDESIGN/Science Photo Library/Corbis The fairy tale performs many functions. They entertain, they encourage imagination, they teach problem-solving skills. They can also provide moral lessons, highlighting the dangers of failing to follow the social codes that let human beings coexist in harmony.Such moral lessons may not mean much to a robot, but a team of researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology believes it has found a way to leverage the humble fable into a moral lesson an artificial intelligence will take to its cold, mechanical heart. You can read the paper here.This, they hope, will help prevent the intelligent robots that could kill humanity, predicted and feared by some of the biggest names in technology, including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Bill Gates.”The collected stories…


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