ManMachine & The Humanity Dilemma

Efforts are underway to ensure that our robot servants stay within the the bounds of ethics – and within human control. We fear that embedding too many ‘human’ attributes into robots will make them fallible, greedy, selfish, power-mad and ‘uncontrollable’ – all undesirable in roboChappie the Moviets. And in humans.

But we would like our robots to be creative, self-learning, innovative problem-solvers. These are the good robots. And good humans.

The boundary between good and bad robots will be as fuzzy as that between good and bad humans. Inherited behavior, learned behavior and context will create unique responses to complex, real-world situations.

Command and control does not work on Intelligence – artificial or otherwise.

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