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[Sci. American] Robots Evolve to Look Out for Their Own

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A robot must protect its own existence.

This mid-20th-century dictate to the robotic clade from science fiction author and biochemist Isaac Asimov seems cleanly in step with Darwinian theory and the biological world of survival of the fittest.
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Some robots have been programmed to help each other out, but these automatons have "evolved" over generations to be more helpful—that is, to like robots.
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ZOMG SKYNET. Kidding, cool stuff
Edited by bfeng91 - 5/6/11 at 9:53am
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Robots are already superior to us in morality
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Originally Posted by Tunechi View Post
Robots are already superior to us in morality
...Everything is superior to us in morality.
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...Everything is superior to us in morality.
Well, 99% of the people in the world are. But those 1% you got to be careful, they are like bombs.
    
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yup....im loading my guns
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This is really interesting, I can't wait until the day when we have a robot as a maid or servant in out own homes. But they have a button on them that we can press just in case they go crazy. I will still never fully trust robots though.
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where's the "robot helping robot" d'awwww images?!

I'm sure it's my severe technophilia 'n all. but this whole "increasing synthetic awareness" dealie-o doesn't really bother me too much.
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Fear not fellow humans... They may be playing nice now, but eventually they will revert to this:


Cave Johnson said so, so it MUST be true!
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yup....im loading my guns
I'll get the jumper cables and wire em to the pitch fork.
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