Asimov’s three laws of robotics state:
The Three Laws of Robotics (often shortened to The Three Laws or Three Laws, also known as Asimov’s Laws) are a set of rules devised by the science fiction author Isaac Asimov. The rules were introduced in his 1942 short story “Runaround“, although they had been foreshadowed in a few earlier stories. The Three Laws are:
- A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
- A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
- A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
But what happens when bots go bad?
Daniel Rivero at Fusion reports:
Maybe itâ€™s a sign that robots are growing up, and thus hitting the rebellious stage.
The Random Darknet Shopper, an automated online shopping bot with a budget of $100 a week in Bitcoin, is programmed to do a very specific task: go to one particularÂ marketplace on the Deep Web and make one random purchase a week with the provided allowance. The purchasesÂ have all been compiled for an art show in Zurich, Switzerland titledÂ The Darknet: From Memes to Onionland, which runs through January 11.
The conceptÂ would be all gravyÂ if not for one thing: the programmers came home one dayÂ to find a shipment of 10 ecstasy pills, followed by an apparently very legit falsified Hungarian passportâ€“ developments whichÂ have leftÂ some observers of the botâ€™s blog a little uneasy. Â Â Read more »