Future generations could be exterminated by Terminator-style robots unless machines are taught the value of human life.It's for your own good, meatbags!
This is the stark warning made by Amsterdam-based engineer Nell Watson, who believes droids could kill humans out of both malice and kindness.
Teaching machines to be kind is not enough, she says, as robots could decide that the greatest compassion to humans as a race is to get rid of everyone to end suffering.
'The most important work of our lifetime is to ensure that machines are capable of understanding human value,' she said at the recent 'Conference by Media Evolution' in Sweden.
'It is those values that will ensure machines don't end up killing us out of kindness.'
Friday, August 22, 2014
The Metal Murderers
A robot shall not harm a human being, except:
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