Teaching robots how to trust | TechCrunch

The word “trust” pops up a lot in conversations about human-robot interactions. In recent years, it’s crossed an important threshold from the philosophical fodder of sci-fi novels into real-world concern.

Robots have begun to play an increasing role in life and death scenarios, from rescue missions to complex surgical procedures.

DeepMind Simulations Suggest Smarter Robots May be Less Loyal | Inverse

Is it better to cooperate with your peers and achieve goals together or eliminate your competition and achieve goals alone? In a research paper published this week, new DeepMind simulations suggest that whether robots are more likely to kill or cooperate could depend on how intelligent they are.

There Has Never Been a Moment Like This: Driverless Vehicles Recognized by US

Driverless vehicles have the ability to literally change the world by making driving safer, more energy efficient, more accessible, and to eliminate congestion and gridlock. The government today made an important first step in truly making this possible.

“Today is an important moment at the Department of Transportation,” announced Anthony Foxx, US Secretary of Transportation.

Thou shalt not kill: Official guidelines to keep humans safe from robots are published by standards authority | Daily Mail Online

The science fiction author Isaac Asimov first proposed the ‘Three Laws of Robotics’ in a short story published in 1942 as a way of ensuring the machines would not rise up to overthrow humanity.

But with robots now starting to appear in people’s homes and artificial intelligence developing, a group of experts have drawn up a new list of rules to protect humanity from their creations.

Self-driving cars don’t care about your moral dilemmas | The Guardian

As self-driving cars move from fiction to reality, a philosophical problem has become the focus of fierce debate. The “trolley problem” describes a runaway mine cart, hurtling down tracks towards a group of five oblivious people. With no time to warn them, your only option is to pull a switch and divert the cart on […]

Europe: Robots Are People Too

Technology gets more and more advanced every day. Smartphones are faster, apps are more developed, and artificial intelligence is learning more efficiently than ever before. The gadgets, gizmos, and robots in our lives are beginning to evolve faster than we can regulate them.

Now a European Parliament motion looks to keep robots in check in a strange way: they want to classify robots as “electronic persons.”

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