VOX Discussion Night: Smart Weapons, Robot Police, and The Problem of Responsibility

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“A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.” Isaac Asimov’s First Law of Robotics

Humanity is no stranger to robotics and automation. For decades, specialized robots have done repetitive jobs for us in manufacturing, and through skilled surgeons and operators acted in places no human can reach.

However, with more and more general purpose robots, often acting without qualified supervision, who is responsible for accidents? With engineers being less and less involved in directly programming the logic, general purpose robots being more and more open to public use in public space, what should we do to responsibly make and use robots? Are Asimov’s laws a good start? What are your thoughts about this? Join us in the library on Tuesday 13th December to discuss!

As usual VOX provides drinks, snacks and an open environment to express your opinions. Please sign up here so we know how many people to expect!

This event is organized by VOX Delft in collaboration with SG.