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briandmyers  ·  1446 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Threat from Artificial Intelligence not just Hollywood fantasy

    In short, how can you ensure that a computer will understand the intent of the rule.

This is why Asimov always had those 'hand-waving' bits in his robot stories, about how the 3 Laws were inextricably tied up in the deepest workings of the positronic brains - because he realised how difficult it would be to enforce those rules in normal software, and he needed them to be applied rigourously (so that he could still break their intent, without invoking 'malfunction').