The three laws of robotics

Isaac Asimov, a writer invented “The three laws of robotics” to write some science fiction stories.

The three laws of robotics are;

1: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm;

2: A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law;

3: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law;

The Zeroth Law: A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.

Do you think that these laws are all true nowadays? What is your opinion about them?

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Isaac Asimov

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  1. michaeltijskens
    13/03/2013 at 16:38

    I think that this new type of modern warfare is good. The use of drones to engage an attack on enemy units, is a ‘good’ way of exploiting robots during combat in the sense that none of your own troops have to go to the battlefront and put their life on the line.
    Don’t get me wrong, I am absolutely against war!
    I wonder if it is possible for enemies to hack into these robots and use them themselves?

    • 17/03/2013 at 09:23

      @Michael : Don’t you think that it will make the step to go to war smaller? If you as government don’t have to justify putting your people in danger will it not become too easy to start a war?

      @On the post : The three laws are a plot device today. Robots are not nearly intelligent enough to evaluate the outcome of their actions at such a level.

      • xieaizhi
        19/03/2013 at 14:58

        It’s not true now. I agree with that robots are not nearly intelligent enough to evaluate the outcome of their actions at such a level. I remembered some people said Large Hadron Collider will create black holes. Sometimes we should be care about what we have made.

    • 20/03/2013 at 09:57

      Yh, I agree with Michael, It’s better to use robots in stead of human beings in the war. But, in my opinion, the encourage of starting a war will be higher.
      I think there will be a way to hack your enemies robot, but it will be not that easy.

    • 21/03/2013 at 11:08

      The laws are a good invention, but before these can really implemented there is a lot of work to do, like Wim said. I do not think that robots will prevent human interactions in wars. So I do not share that point just because the reason of war is not destroying other peoples’ stuff, but really hurting other people. When robots will be used, I think it will be a first step to see which side is gonna be harmed the most. Why should the winner of the robot battle stop when all robots are destroyed? He will just keep on going until all people are killed too.

  2. 19/03/2013 at 21:48

    I remembered some people said Large Hadron Collider will create black holes. Sometimes we should be care about what we have made.

    The case of the LHC is not true.
    http://press.web.cern.ch/backgrounders/safety-lhc

    It is true we should care about what we made, but we should also be sceptical about extraordinary claims.

    • 20/03/2013 at 10:30

      I agree with Wim & xieaizhi, yes, we should be care about what we made. But on thing a scientist and an engineer, should be aware of is that if a new invention has been made, there will be people(criminals) who’ll use it for bad purposes.
      So, if engineers invent a new robot, in my opinion, it’s safest to follow some rules/laws/…to minimize the ‘harm’ to people.

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