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Are Asimov's Laws flawed by design, or are they feasible in practice?

Asimov's laws are not strong enough to be used in practice. Strength isn't even a consideration, when considering that since they're written in English words would first have to be interpreted ...
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Is it possible to implement Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics?

The most challenging part is this section of the first law: or through inaction allow a human being to be harmed Humans manage to injure themselves unintentionally in all kinds of ways all the ...
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Is it possible to implement Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics?

Defining "harm" and in particular, "allowing harm via inaction" in any meaningful way would be difficult. For example, should robots spend all their time flying around attempting to prevent humans ...
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Why is AI safety so much harder than Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics"?

The reason this is hard is because it is not trivial to understand what a law means. Many humans still have a hard time understanding laws and thus we have millions of judges and lawyers who study ...
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How does a robot protect its own existence

Right now, the scenarios where automata protect their own existence is limited. In the case of autonomous vehicles, primary goals would certainly be collision avoidance, and other hazards (deep ...
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Are Asimov's Laws flawed by design, or are they feasible in practice?

Asimov made the three laws specifically to prove that no three laws are sufficient, no matter how reasonable they seem at first. I know a guy that knew the guy and he confirmed this.
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