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British scientist warns we must protect the vulnerable from robots
EurekAlert! ^ | 18-Dec-2008

Posted on 12/22/2008 6:38:07 PM PST by CE2949BB

Top robotics expert Professor Noel Sharkey, of the University of Sheffield, has called for international guidelines to be set for the ethical and safe application of robots before it is too late. Professor Sharkey, writing in the prestigious Science journal, believes that as the use of robots increases, decisions about their application will be left to the military, industry and busy parents instead of international legislative bodies.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Humor; Military/Veterans; Science
KEYWORDS: lol; omg; omgohnoz; robots
I searched. Hopefully not a dupe.
1 posted on 12/22/2008 6:38:08 PM PST by CE2949BB
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To: CE2949BB

Just program with the prime directive. Sheez... didn’t they read “I Robot”.


2 posted on 12/22/2008 6:41:09 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: CE2949BB

“will be left to the military, industry and busy parents instead of international legislative bodies.”

We should hope and pray so. The only thing “international legislative bodies” (read: the un) should do is meet once a year and debate meaningless stuff and do nothing.


3 posted on 12/22/2008 6:41:27 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Der neuen Fuhrer: AKA the Murdering Messiah: Keep your powder dry, folks)
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To: CE2949BB

“...international legislative bodies.”

like the UN? they’re such a swell job fighting poverty, hunger, corruption, terrorism. right.. one world government.


4 posted on 12/22/2008 6:42:17 PM PST by Ancient Drive (will)
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To: CE2949BB

Sky Net?


5 posted on 12/22/2008 6:43:15 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: CE2949BB
Top robotics expert Professor Noel Sharkey, of the University of Sheffield, has called for international guidelines to be set for the ethical and safe application of robots before it is too late.

It's too late. Sky Net has become self aware...

6 posted on 12/22/2008 6:44:33 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Lee'sGhost

The three laws aren’t going to have much use when the prime mover of robotic development is the military.


7 posted on 12/22/2008 6:46:44 PM PST by papertyger
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To: CE2949BB
Buy Old Glory insurance like the rest of us.

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8 posted on 12/22/2008 6:46:52 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: CE2949BB
And now, Sam Waterston for Old Glory Insurance.
9 posted on 12/22/2008 6:47:21 PM PST by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: CE2949BB
Professor Sharkey, writing in the prestigious Science journal, believes that as the use of robots increases, decisions about their application will be left to the military, industry and busy parents instead of international legislative bodies.

UN? ICC? EU?

They've been so valuable protecting the vulnerable in say Darfur.

Or not.

Whereas a squad of RoboCops might get results.

What's it gonna be, another worthless "resolution" or a titanium crossing guard with a minigun for a right hand.

10 posted on 12/22/2008 6:48:32 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

GMTA see my post just after your’s. LOL


11 posted on 12/22/2008 6:50:22 PM PST by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

I’m covered, and Old Glory didn’t even need a bailout!


12 posted on 12/22/2008 6:50:54 PM PST by clintonh8r (For the first time in my life I'm ashamed of my country.)
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13 posted on 12/22/2008 6:52:18 PM PST by omega4179 (Ramos and Compean)
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14 posted on 12/22/2008 6:53:46 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Lee'sGhost

Reality is evolving so fast, it’s hard to keep up - and I write sci-fi, while my darker sci-fi gets classified as horror.


15 posted on 12/22/2008 7:04:17 PM PST by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: papertyger
May 6, 2008: the 2,000th Foster-Miller TALON robot has been deployed by the U.S. military


16 posted on 12/22/2008 7:07:32 PM PST by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: Reeses

Let’s put those on the borders.


17 posted on 12/22/2008 7:11:12 PM PST by Marauder ("I won't be wronged, I won't be lied to, and I won't be laid a hand on." - J.B. Books)
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To: Lee'sGhost

“Just program with the prime directive. Sheez... didn’t they read “I Robot”.”

All algorithisms are exploitive.


18 posted on 12/22/2008 7:15:52 PM PST by This_far
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To: CE2949BB

Well, hopefully John Connor will save us all.


19 posted on 12/22/2008 7:18:02 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: Reeses

How about the grown up version.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=72d_1188778132


20 posted on 12/22/2008 7:18:55 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: CE2949BB

21 posted on 12/22/2008 7:34:26 PM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: CE2949BB
cylon santa Pictures, Images and Photos

Sometimes they try to use non-threatening disguises...

22 posted on 12/22/2008 7:37:45 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: CE2949BB
Old Glory Insurance: For when the metal ones decide to come for you....and they will.
23 posted on 12/22/2008 7:45:32 PM PST by Alex Murphy ( "Every country has the government it deserves" - Joseph Marie de Maistre)
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To: CE2949BB

You only need three laws for robots. Susan Calvin wrote them.


24 posted on 12/22/2008 7:52:59 PM PST by DBrow
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25 posted on 12/22/2008 7:53:07 PM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: CE2949BB

Indeed, let’s have the UN set establish a committee to set rules for robot-human interaction.

Al Gore can chair it.


26 posted on 12/22/2008 7:57:41 PM PST by PGR88
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Al Gore can chair it.

I think he may be biased.


27 posted on 12/22/2008 8:03:43 PM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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28 posted on 12/22/2008 8:11:56 PM PST by Clinging Bitterly (Starve the beast.)
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To: CE2949BB
Magnus, Robot Fighter will save us all.
29 posted on 12/22/2008 8:17:45 PM PST by JimC214
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To: CE2949BB

The Space Robots will protect us. Pak chooie unf.


30 posted on 12/23/2008 10:01:14 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Every few generations the really, really bad ideas come back around for another go."--Howard Tayler)
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To: perfect stranger

rofl... good one. I had forgotten about that video.


31 posted on 12/24/2008 12:26:57 PM PST by Ancient Drive (will)
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To: Dave in Eugene of all places
oh oh...
32 posted on 12/24/2008 12:36:36 PM PST by Ancient Drive (will)
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