Good News: Humans Have Trouble Killing Robots (W/Video)

Photo: Mechanical Man Film, 1921 CREDIT Andre Deed Milano Films Public Domain

From IEEE Spectrum

POSTED BY: EVAN ACKERMAN  /  THU, JANUARY 31, 2013

People are always so worried about robots gaining sentience and killing all humans, but what about humans, who already are sentient (mostly), mercilessly killing robots every time we turn them off? We’re setting a bad example, and robots tend to have very long memories reliable hard drives. As it turns out, though, when you put people in the position of seeing robots as having their own intelligence, it becomes very difficult for most of us to flip the switch. Especially if the robot is begging us not to. . . . Read Complete Report

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