Wednesday 10 March 2010

Lethal Behaviour

Hey all,

So The Bookseller's slightly peculiar Diagram Prize "for the oddest book title of the year" has announced the shortlist for 2009. Go check it out. Now.

I mean it. When I'm speaking rhetorically, my voice rises at the end of the sentence.

Right. So, did you check out no. 4?

Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots
, Ronald C Arkin (CRC Press)

That's not odd, surely? That's sensible! In fact, to hell with "governing"! We should be stamping out lethal behaviour. We should, in fact, be stamping out autonomous robots. Or not making them autonomous in the first place. Or not, ideally, building robots.

It's coming, brothers and sisters.

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