AI Armageddon and the Three Laws of Robotics

  title={AI Armageddon and the Three Laws of Robotics},
  author={Lee McCauley},
  journal={Ethics and Information Technology},
  • L. McCauley
  • Published 1 July 2007
  • Computer Science
  • Ethics and Information Technology
After 50 years, the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics capture the imagination of the general public while, at the same time, engendering a great deal of fear and skepticism. Isaac Asimov recognized this deep-seated misconception of technology and created the Three Laws of Robotics. The first part of this paper examines the underlying fear of intelligent robots, revisits Asimov’s response, and reports on some current opinions on the use of the Three Laws by practitioners. Finally… 
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  • L. McCauley
  • Art
    AAAI Spring Symposium: Multidisciplinary Collaboration for Socially Assistive Robotics
  • 2007
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