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originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: LOSTinAMERICA
A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
And when they can we write their own code ??????
originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: LewsTherinThelamon
Depends on whether they have a sense of self preservation. If they do it's a problem. They deal in logic. Knowing human history it's clear that we destroy that which we fear or don't understand. That equation should take about a nanosecond.
originally posted by: N3k9Ni
a reply to: Domo1
Whatever happened to the Three Laws of Robotics?
I can see AI becoming the next weapons threat much like nuclear weapons during Cold War or even still today. I don't think the biggest problem will be so much how we control the AI but, rather, how do we decide who should have access to it and allowed production capability.
originally posted by: Answer
I'm not as worried about malevolent A.I. as I am about A.I. programs being used for nefarious purposes.
Imagine an individual or corporation utilizing an A.I. program to dominate the stock market and make an unprecedented profit. Through those actions and/or because of panic once word is out, the markets would crash.
Then there's the possibility of an A.I. program that can infect the U.S. computer infrastructure and take over/crash every major system controlling our infrastructure and defense programs.
If A.I. fell into the wrong hands, there are several ways to destroy life as we know it without the A.I. being fully responsible.
originally posted by: LewsTherinThelamon
What would an algorithm designed to mimic, or directly translate, the concept of self-awareness look like like?
What about the idea of the soul? If consciousness exists as an entity external to the body, how would you get a soul into the machine?