Monday, October 1, 2012

Philosophy Wire: Robotics, battle and the 3 Laws... Which 3 laws??

p00z3v46Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-10-01]: New robots will soon start fighting along humans in the battlefields. The new generation of battle androids has more autonomy and can even fire against the enemy without guidance. A characteristic example can be seen in the photo above which depicts a robotic system developed in Korea by Samsung which has the ability of autonomous operation - being able to shoot people in the North-South Korea borders "on its own". [source: BBC News]  It seems like the 3 Laws of Robotics are just a blurred recollection from an era much more romantic and humane, then the one we currently live in...

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