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PBS Off Book: The New Rules of Robot/Human Society

by Kenny Hoeschen

Isaac Asimov famously laid down the three “laws of robotics” in his 1942 short story Runaround. PBS Off Book talks to Peter Asaro, PhD Assistant Professor, The New School, Wendell Wallach, Ethicist & Scholar, Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, and Kate Darling, Robot Ethics Researcher, MIT Media Lab about the role of ethics in the future of robotics.

Questions such as who is responsible for a particular robot’s actions when it causes harm to a person or property? Can a robot be allowed to make its own moral decisions?

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