Re: The AI revolution

Brent Allsop (
Thu, 2 Jul 1998 09:19:39 -0600

Hara Ra <> commented about Anders reference to Asimov's laws for robots:

> So, what if a robot has this choice:
> Kill someone, and allow 100 others to live, or
> not kill, and allow the 100 others to die.
> This would probably immobilize the robot, which is the worst choice,
> so the Zero'th Law is:

I would think that robots simply be subject to the same laws (or law) that we all try to adhear to. And that is simply to do the best possible. Part of that law is, to rationally reason and figure out what that best possible is as best as is possible. I think a robot could logically calculate that a person living is better than a person dieing and by induction that 100 people living and only one dieing is better than one person living and 100 dieing.

Brent Allsop