Video - Why Asimov's 3 laws of robotics don't work in real AI
Why Asimov's three laws are never seriously talked about by AI experts?
Why we don't hear serious AI researchers talking about the three laws of robotics?
I mean, NEVER!?
Asimov's three laws of robotics sound quite reasonable, so why are they never seriously talked about by AI experts?
The three laws of robotics were introduced in Isaac Asimov's 1942 short story "Runaround", that later also appeared in "I, Robot" (1950). Here they are:
First Law: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
Second Law: A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
Third Law: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
Asimov later added a fourth law to precede the others, the zeroth law:
Zeroth Law: A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.
They seem good enough, right? But here's Rob Miles on why these "simple" laws are so hard (if not impossible) to implement in the real world of programming ...