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October 14, 2010 / Martijn

A Call for Ethical Autonomous Machines

In the classic nightmare scenario of dystopian science fiction, machines become smart enough to challenge humans—and they have no moral qualms about harming, or even destroying, us. Today’s robots, of course, are usually developed to help people. But it turns out that they face a host of ethical quandaries that push the boundaries of artificial intelligence, or AI, even in quite ordinary situations.

via Robot Be Good: A Call for Ethical Autonomous Machines: Scientific American.

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