Friday January 08, 2016

When Should A Robot Say No to Its Human Owner?

When should a robot say "no" to its owner? Never. If Hollywood has taught us anything, it's that immediately after a robot says no to its human owner, it becomes a murderous killing machine bent on destruction of the human race.

Perhaps the problem is not how, when, and why robots should say no, but how we humans can understand and contextualize what it means for them to refuse our commands. Being rejected by a robot might be an inevitable aspect of our future, but confusion and befuddlement when it happens doesn’t have to be.

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