Report on ‘The Dark Side of Ethical Robots’

Published by , February 12, 2018 2:38 pm

(SpectrumIEEE)  Dieter Vanderelst recently presented a paper: “The Dark Side of Ethical Robots”. He believes that guaranteeing the security of ethical robots is beyond the scope of engineering and will need regulatory and legislative efforts. Robots themselves are not where responsibility lies. Robots are simply smart machines of various kinds and the responsibility to ensure they behave well must always lie with human beings.
Vanderelst set up a demonstration of an ethical robot helping another robot acting as a proxy human, then showed that with a very simple alteration of the ethical robot’s logic it is transformed into a distinctly unethical robot—behaving either competitively or aggressively toward the proxy human.

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