Software Freedom Law Center president and executive director Eben Moglen speaks about the most effective ways to approach open source license compliance at the SFLC fall conference on Oct. 28, 2016. The best way to ensure software freedom is by working together to make open source license compliance easier and by helping those out of compliance through education and diplomacy. “We’re not in a place where the difficulty is how do we get enough ammunition to force everybody to comply,” said Moglen, president and executive director of the Software Freedom Law Center, a nonprofit that provides pro bono legal services to open source developers. “We don’t need ammunition. We need diplomacy. We need skill. We need to work together better.” Video courtesy of the Software Freedom Law Center: https://www.softwarefreedom.org/
The Antropomorphic Robot is only a CPU Chip and a trick of substitution.
The Three Laws of Robotics (often shortened to The Three Laws or Three Laws) are a set of rules devised by the science fiction author Isaac Asimov. The rules were introduced in his 1942 short story “Runaround”, although they had been foreshadowed in a few earlier stories. The Three Laws are:
A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
These form an organizing principle and unifying theme for Asimov’s robotic-based fiction, appearing in his Robot series, the stories linked to it, and his Lucky Starr series of young-adult fiction. The Laws are incorporated into almost all of the positronic robots appearing in his fiction, and cannot be bypassed, being intended as a safety feature. Many of Asimov’s robot-focused stories involve robots behaving in unusual and counter-intuitive ways as an unintended consequence of how the robot applies the Three Laws to the situation in which it finds itself. Other authors working in Asimov’s fictional universe have adopted them and references, often parodic, appear throughout science fiction as well as in other genres.
This cover of I, Robot illustrates the story “Runaround”, the first to list all Three Laws of Robotics.
Laws of robotics
Three Laws of Robotics
by Isaac Asimov
Tilden’s Laws of Robotics
by Mark Tilden
Ethics of AI
The original laws have been altered and elaborated on by Asimov and other authors.
Asimov himself made slight modifications to the first three in various books and short stories to further develop how robots would interact with humans and each other.
In later fiction where robots had taken responsibility for government of whole planets and human civilizations, Asimov also added a fourth, or zeroth law, to precede the others:
0. A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.
The Three Laws, and the zeroth, have pervaded science fiction and are referred to in many books, films, and other media.