Can a Robot Be Arrested? Hold a Patent? Pay Income Taxes? – IEEE Spectrum – Steven Cherry
I don’t necessarily follow or agree with all of these assertions. While I agree that “…we just need to treat the robot more or less the same way we treat a person…’, I feel that robots and AI are tools and as such their actions are the result of and the responsibility of a human’s or some humans’ intent.
Yes, Scientists Built the World’s Smallest Implantable Chip. But Don’t Freak Out. (msn.com)Courtney Linder Though not actually a robot, this chip could be used to address methods of communicating with robots operating inside the body.
A robot is killing weeds by zapping them with electricity (msn.com) By Stephanie Bailey, CNN Business “On a field in England, three robots have been given a mission: to find and zap weeds with electricity before planting seeds in the cleared soil. The robots — named Tom, Dick and Harry — were developed by Small… Continue reading Farming Robots
Biological Robots May Soon Build You a Better Heart Jun.03 — “Computer scientists and biologists have teamed up to create a creature heretofore unseen on Earth: a living robot. Made from the cells of frogs and designed by artificial intelligence, they’re called xenobots, and they may soon revolutionize everything from how we fight pollution to… Continue reading Xenobots