Pentagon hires British scientist to help build robot soldier

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...bot-soldiers-that-wont-commit-war-crimes.html


The US Army and Navy have both hired experts in the ethics of building machines to prevent the creation of an amoral Terminator-style killing machine that murders indiscriminately.

By 2010 the US will have invested $4 billion in a research programme into "autonomous systems", the military jargon for robots, on the basis that they would not succumb to fear or the desire for vengeance that afflicts frontline soldiers.

A British robotics expert has been recruited by the US Navy to advise them on building robots that do not violate the Geneva Conventions.

Colin Allen, a scientific philosopher at Indiana University's has just published a book summarising his views entitled Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong.

He told The Daily Telegraph: "The question they want answered is whether we can build automated weapons that would conform to the laws of war. Can we use ethical theory to help design these machines?"
 
#3
Brit scientists will help create it?

So the robot will

1. Complain about Americans
2. Complain about the French
3. Complain about the Irish
4. Try to emigrate to America or Asstralia
 
#4
Virgil said:
Brit scientists will help create it?

So the robot will

1. Complain about Americans
2. Complain about the French
3. Complain about the Irish
4. Try to emigrate to America or Asstralia
The robot will in actual fact be from Poland or the Balkans*.

*Balkans model comes with optional mullet wig and shellsuit.
 
#6
Virgil said:
Brit scientists will help create it?

So the robot will

1. Complain about Americans
2. Complain about the French
3. Complain about the Irish
4. Try to emigrate to America or Asstralia
You forgot:

5. Only work on 4 days a week with an afternoon off on Wednesday.
6. Be held together by black nasty.
7. Be programmed by the Pentagon.
 

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