Asimov's laws


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Asimov's laws

The famous author of science fiction Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) conceived three important principles pertaining to robots in the 1940s, known as "Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics." Ths first law is "a robot must never harm human beings or, through inaction, allow a human being to be harmed." The second law is "a robot must obey the orders from human beings except where such orders conflict with the first law," and the third law is "a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the first and second laws." See laws.
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(2) The 'Three Laws of Robotics' first appeared in Asimov's 1942 short story 'Runaround', as outlined in 'Do We Need Asimov's Laws?', MIT Technology Review, 16 May 2014, <https://www.technologyreview.eom/s/527336/do-we-need-asimovs-laws/ >, accessed 31 December 2017.
An author he might have looked to here is Thomas Schelling (1969), whose work on complex game-theoretic principles that might extend Asimov's laws take the form of constraints on what an entity must not do.
"Isaac Asimov's Laws of Robotics are wrong." Brookings Institution.
"Even robots designed to Asimov's laws can collide with people.
In all of these developments, none of Asimov's laws are being adhered to.
Asimov's laws are iconic not only among engineers and science fiction enthusiasts, but the general public as well.
Sadly, the promise of robotics has not been fulfilled as rapidly as we had hoped: no need yet for Asimov's Laws of Robotics, alas.