Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Teaching robots right from wrong

A very interesting article in the most recent Economist 1843 asks how in the age of artificial intelligence, we can teach robots not only to think for themselves but to know right from wrong. As self-driving cars on our roads make autonomous decisions that might affect the safety of other human road-users and roboticists in Japan, Europe and the United States develop service robots to provide care for the elderly and disabled this has become an urgent issue and one which has led some public figures to claim that artificial intelligence is the greatest existential threat to mankind. This article explores how our scientists are teaching our machines about the best way in which to live in the world. Read more by following the link below. 


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