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Can you murder a robot?

Started by: o__o
On: 18/03/2019 | 16:11
Replies: 30
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by: o__o
on: 18/03/2019 | 16:11

Back in 2015, a hitchhiker was murdered on the streets of Philadelphia...

It was no ordinary crime however  as the hitchhiker was actually a robot called Hitchbot.

The 'death' raised an interesting question about human - robot relationships - no so much about whether we can trust robots but whether robots can trust us.

The answer it seems, was no.

Luckily the story ends well and Hitchbot has now been rebuilt at Ryerson University. So can a robot be murdered? I personally think it depends on whether the robot has AI or not. What do you think? 🤔

 

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Message 1 of 31
by: dartgirl
on: 18/03/2019 | 16:14
Number 5 am alive ?
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Message 2 of 31
by: slarti
on: 18/03/2019 | 16:24

@o__oYou answered it yourself. Unless it is a self aware entity, you can't murder it. Kill if alive, yes. Decomission/break if it is a machine.

 

As long as we keep making single purpose robots, it won't be a problem.

Message 3 of 31
by: themzbiker
on: 18/03/2019 | 16:25
No you can smash or break up a robot but they can always be rebuilt
Message 4 of 31
by: 123kingarthur
on: 18/03/2019 | 16:38
@o-o I remember it was known at school that if anyone said you are 'A.1' you were an idiot
Message 5 of 31
by: helen_starkey
on: 18/03/2019 | 16:39

@o__owrote:

Back in 2015, a hitchhiker was murdered on the streets of Philadelphia...

It was no ordinary crime however  as the hitchhiker was actually a robot called Hitchbot.

The 'death' raised an interesting question about human - robot relationships - no so much about whether we can trust robots but whether robots can trust us.

The answer it seems, was no.

Luckily the story ends well and Hitchbot has now been rebuilt at Ryerson University. So can a robot be murdered? I personally think it depends on whether the robot has AI or not. What do you think? 🤔

Maybe in gods eyes were all robots, he could detroy is all but he wouldnt want to spend all that time rebuilding hehe Smiley Happy they do say the human mind is the best computer hehe 

Message 6 of 31
by: frenchielove
on: 18/03/2019 | 16:44

I didn’t know this @o__o but no, it isn’t a living thing so I think not

Message 7 of 31
by: gvmhb
on: 18/03/2019 | 17:21

Of course not.

It's not human so can't be murdered.

Even killing animals doesn't count as murder and they are living creatures.

Murder a robot? What a farce... 

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Message 8 of 31
by: sasha_t
on: 18/03/2019 | 17:51
No you can't, but i could murder a cup of tea right about now!
Message 9 of 31
by: o__o
on: 18/03/2019 | 18:22
@sasha_t You and me both Smiley Very Happy
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