We the Robots.
The SCOTUS is currently gearing up to adjudicate on whether the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution precludes Donald Trump from running for office due to those charming neurodivergent gentlemen in horned helmets storming the capitol a few years back, and clearly constitution fever has caught on as a result. We’ve got some snake oil for that.
Google Deepmind have been busy publishing a constitution of their own this week, but this one isn’t to enshrine your legal right to shoot your neighbour in the face with an AR-15 if they pinch your morning paper, it’s to lay down the law for humanoid robots.
‘The Robot Constitution’ offers a set of detailed guidelines that instructs intelligent machinery on what they should and shouldn’t do. The rules are based on Isaac Asimov’s three laws of robotics and are divided into three categories: foundational, safety, and embodiment. For instance, lugging boxes around a warehouse is fine, decapitating your line manager is frowned upon. That one probably applies for humans too, to be fair. That’s actually how I lost my last job. But at least this constitution already has an advantage over the original one in the sense that none of its authors have a mouthful of teeth snatched from other people’s mouths – as far as we’re aware.Read Original Story