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Can we teach robots ethics?

Can we teach robots ethics? | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
We are not used to the idea of machines making ethical decisions, but the day when they will routinely do this - by themselves - is fast approaching. So how, asks the BBC's David Edmonds, will we teach them to do the right thing?

The car arrives at your home bang on schedule at 8am to take you to work. You climb into the back seat and remove your electronic reading device from your briefcase to scan the news. There has never been trouble on the journey before: there's usually little congestion. But today something unusual and terrible occurs: two children, wrestling playfully on a grassy bank, roll on to the road in front of you. There's no time to brake. But if the car skidded to the left it would hit an oncoming motorbike.

Neither outcome is good, but which is least bad?

The year is 2027, and there's something else you should know. The car has no driver.
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Japan scientist makes 'Avatar' robot

Japan scientist makes 'Avatar' robot | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
A Japanese-developed robot that mimics the movements of its human controller is bringing the Hollywood blockbuster 'Avatar' one step closer to reality.

Via Sakis Koukouvis
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