This Robot Exists To Hurt You, Just Because It Feels Like It

Most Popular Created with Sketch. Jun 17, 2016 A robot has been built with the specific intention of possibly harming someone, a decision it makes of its own volition at least insofar as a robot can. Alexander Reben, a kinetic engineer and an artist, has built the robot to challenge one of the most famous pop cultural rules of robotics and artificial intelligence, Asimov’s Three Laws.  The Laws, invented by science fiction legend Isaac Asimov, were meant to counteract the the status quo of sci-fi, what Asimov felt were dreary ministrations about the potential dangers of technology. First, a robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. Second, a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict…


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