Coronavirus and the Three Laws of Robotics

Is inaction better than action if either outcome will cause harm?

A cute little robot figurine.
A cute little robot figurine.
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A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

The Trolley Problem

Photo by Guilherme Stecanella on Unsplash

Real-life Robot Laws coming soon…

A robot in front of a futuristic display.
A robot in front of a futuristic display.
Photo by Arseny Togulev on Unsplash

From Robots to COVID: runaway trains and infectious disease

Post-it notes on a closed door that say “Sorry we are closed” and “COVID-19”
Post-it notes on a closed door that say “Sorry we are closed” and “COVID-19”
Photo by Anastasiia Chepinska on Unsplash
Clip from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. “Let me have just a little bit of peril?” “No. It’s unhealthy.”
Clip from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. “Let me have just a little bit of peril?” “No. It’s unhealthy.”
“Come on, it’s for your own good.”
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