‘The First Law:’ Harmful Robot Sparks Artificial Intelligence Debate

The creation of “The First Law” calls into question artificial intelligence.(Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Roboticist and artist Alexander Reben from the University of Berkley, California created a robot that can decide whether or not to inflict pain. The robot nicknamed “The First Law” is capable of pricking a finger but can choose not to if it can detect it will be switched off. ‘The First Law’ BBC reported on a robot nicknamed “The First Law,” which can amazingly decide whether to inflict pain or not. The name was inspired by a set of rules devised by sci-fi author Isaac Asimov. Advertisement The set of rules were said to be from the Handbook of Robotics, 2058 AD, which states that a robot may not injure a human being or allow human being…


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