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Ethical trap: robot paralyzed by choice of who to save

14 Sep 2014

Posted by dream_weaver in Software
Ethical trap: robot paralyzed by choice of who to saveIn an experiment, Winfield and his colleagues programmed a robot to prevent other automatons – acting as proxies for humans – from falling into a hole. This is a simplified version of Isaac Asimov's fictional First Law of Robotics – a robot mu...

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Conceptualising Existence

13 Sep 2014

In the ITOE appendix, when asked what 'existence' is differentiated from, Rand answered: "Close your eyes. That is what you are differentiating it from" I do not accept this answer. When I close my eyes, I see the skin on the inside of my eyelids; this is, undoubtedly, part of existence, and...

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Reblogged: 9-20-14 Hodgepodge

Today, 03:54 AM

Two-Edged Precedent Over at Forbes, there is an interesting article about a Supreme Court precedent that the Uber ride-sharing service is using to withstand legal attacks from various taxi monopolies: When Chief Justice Roger Taney - later of Dred Scott infamy - wrote the majority opinion in...

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