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Can robots know the difference between right and wrong?

Submitted by on May 3, 2011 – 6:41 pm 2 Comments | 276 views

 

 

Whenever I introduce people to roboethics, people can’t help but ask me “Is robotics technology really advanced enough for us to even worry about ethical issues surrounding them?”.

I think this BBC report (forwarded to me via my labmate Tom Huryn) does a great job of connecting what’s out there already, and how roboethics is indeed a relevant topic of discussion today (rather than something sci-fi-esque for a distant  future).

(I couldn’t embed the video here, but please do check out the 5 min. roboethics coverage by BBC via the link below:)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/9470674.stm