Google Created Its Own Laws of Robotics

In his famous Robot series of stories and novels, Isaac Asimov created the fictional Laws of Robotics, which read: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws. Although the laws are fictional, they have become extremely influential among roboticists trying to program robots to act ethically in the human world. Now, Google has come along with its own set of, if not laws, then guidelines on how robots should act. In a new paper called “Concrete Problems…


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