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Kunal Gokhe
Kunal Gokhe
Mechanical
07 Feb 2019

What are the biggest ethical issues facing roboticists today?

For social robots, I think the biggest issue is not being able to foresee every individual contingency. Going back to the limits of emotional recognition, a robot may say or do something psychologically damaging to a person. This may occur even if there was not intent of malice. The more obvious issues involve robots, which literally take people's lives into their "hands." Examples include self-targeting and shooting drones and self-driving cars. The drones are obvious, but in the case of cars, there could be situations when it may decide to kill you by swerving off a bridge rather than striking pedestrians running across the road.

What you think let me know !!!

Shaif Jawed
Shaif Jawed
Electronics and Telecommunication
2mos ago

Well yeah, its pretty much the truth. No matter how intelligent a robot is made or how much things we teach them about human society, it'll still take its mission its first priority. If he was given a mission to save a majority of citizens and a single person, without any second thought it'll save the crowd even if it has to sacrifice a single person. Its obvious that robots can never match humans emotional intelligence because we might at least feel a little pity for that person or try to think if both parties could be saved so for the case of a robot, it can come a little closer in perspective of emotions. So I guess rather then using these robots out in public just to save lives, its better if these issues are dealt first so that instead of saving 90%, we can go ahead and save 99% of the crowd which'll definitely be a big success.