31 Jan '13, 4pm

Good News: Humans Have Trouble Killing Robots

People are always so worried about robots gaining sentience and killing all humans, but what about humans , who already are sentient (mostly), mercilessly killing robots every time we turn them off? We're setting a bad example, and robots tend to have very long memories reliable hard drives. As it turns out, though, when you put people in the position of seeing robots as having their own intelligence, it becomes very difficult for most of us to flip the switch. Especially if the robot is begging us not to. This experiment, which was presented at the 2nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction back in 2007, was called (appropriately enough) “Daisy, Daisy, Give me your answer do!” Switching off a robot . If you don't get the reference, watch [spoiler alert] this . Anyway, Christoph Bartneck, Michel van der Hoek, Omar Mubin, and Abdullah Al Mahmud from Ei...

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