Story time could teach robots human etiquette

Teaching Siri to say “please” and “thank you” could mean the difference between coexistence with artificial intelligence, and a robot apocalypse. With AI based machines actually doing more in the 21st century like manual labor and military assistance, researchers think they might need to learn how to interact with people in order to avoid unethical and harmful situations involving humans. The Office of Naval Research is working with researchers at Georgia Tech to program robots with human morals using a software program called the “Quixote system.” “What we’re trying to do with this research project is how to teach robots and artificial intelligence systems proper behavior,” said Mark Reidl, a researcher for Quixote and director of the Entertainment Intelligence Lab at Georgia Tech. “Humans learn what we call social norms and social conventions —…


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