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(Globe and Mail)   Human rights group wants a ban on all robots that are relentlessly pursuing Sarah Connor   ( theglobeandmail.com) divider line
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2012-11-20 04:45:02 AM  
5 votes:
Oh, a HUMAN rights group is against robots. Big farkin' surprise there. Bigots.
2012-11-20 05:09:38 AM  
2 votes:
But what will become of Chew-Chew, the cyborg train that runs on babymeat?
2012-11-20 05:05:19 AM  
2 votes:
Everything will be fine until they go on strike.

"What do we want?"

"Lithium Batteries"

"When do we want them?"

"Right No w. Now. n oo ooo wwww..."
2012-11-20 05:01:56 AM  
2 votes:
I propose that all kill bots be programmed with a preset kill limit and once that kill limit is reached, the kill bot must deactivate. Just never announce what that limit is. No commander will ever be cunning enough to deal with that.
2012-11-20 09:45:06 AM  
1 vote:

randomjsa: "We want you to unilaterally stop using technology that is keeping you safe from your enemies that don't have it"

You need to do this.
2012-11-20 08:37:51 AM  
1 vote:
I'm Sam Waterston, of the popular TV series "Law & Order". As a senior citizen, you're probably aware of the threat robots pose. Robots are everywhere, and they eat old people's medicine for fuel.
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2012-11-20 08:32:21 AM  
1 vote:
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Here I am, brain the size of a planet, and you want to keep me from deciding when to kill you.
2012-11-20 06:50:27 AM  
1 vote:
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2012-11-20 06:44:09 AM  
1 vote:

Jim_Callahan: Kind of arguable. Machines also aren't capable of going off the reservation and making bad decisions. Humans are.

You mean the complicated hardware and software to control an autonomous weapons platform will never malfunction? What a relief!

Anyway, I doubt deployment can be banned. How about a law which holds the human who orders the deployment of such machines directly responsible for the actions of them, with punishments equal to that human having carried out such actions him/herself? You want to deploy a machine that cannot take responsibility for who it shoots? Then you take responsibility for who it shoots.

/general "you", not you specifically, Jim_Callahan :)
2012-11-20 05:50:21 AM  
1 vote:
1 "Serve the public trust"
2 "Protect the innocent"
3 "Uphold the law"
4 (Classified)
2012-11-20 05:43:52 AM  
1 vote:
If only there were some sort of insurance available to protect us from this threat. Oh, Sam Waterston, where are you when we need you?
2012-11-20 05:06:30 AM  
1 vote:

Article: They also want robot designers to enact a "code of conduct" to keep the genie of killing machines with artificial intelligence in the bottle.

Christina Aguilera, fighting for our human rights.
2012-11-19 09:37:37 PM  
1 vote:
Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It can't be banned.
2012-11-19 09:29:06 PM  
1 vote:
calling for an international treaty outlawing military weapons systems that decide - without a human "in the loop" - when to pull the trigger

This is quite prudent. Machines are not capable of being responsible. Humans are.
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