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Law processor explains how to prevent a future robot uprising:

Dylan Matthews: A lot of people would assume that criminal responsibility should lie with the manufacturer and owner of a robot, rather than with the robot himself (or herself).

Gabriel Hallevy: Well, if we impose criminal responsibility on the robot itself, it does not mitigate liability on the part of the programmer or the manufacturer or the user.

Dylan Matthews: So you’re adding liability to the robot, rather than shifting it from the manufacturer.

Gabriel Hallevy: Yes. The criminal liability of a robot is additional to the current criminal liability.



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what happens when your normally functioning unit is hijacked and re programmed? to commit a crime like rob a bank (if they have them in the future).?


or........to hack other people's bank accounts and drain them....????


or to kill your wife/husband in some strange hard to find way?



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"Miss Scarlet in the library with a knife."
sounds a lot more interesting than
"the toaster in the bathroom with a moldy crust".

Howie52
even animate objects are not driven by the same
motivation as the individuals involved.
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What if your robot is threatened by withholding of updates/scheduled maintenance? They might run amok "worrying" about it, let alone missing the maintenance.

=asltro, remembering the heat applied to robot feet (and consequent yelling) in one of the Star Wars movies--was that Billy Dee's planet or Jabba the Hutt's?
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What if your robot is threatened by withholding of updates/scheduled maintenance? They might run amok "worrying" about it, let alone missing the maintenance.

I'd call him Marvin.

Count No'Count
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Sounds like a matter for the circuit courts.
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