Notes from the Electronic Cottage 11/29/12

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Robots are no longer science fiction imaginings. While killer drones are still controlled by human beings, autonomous killer robots that can make their own decisions about when and where to fire are under development. Should we develop such robots? If so, under what ethical and legal principles will they work. These are big questions, and questions that many say we should try to decide before the fact, not after. Alas, we don’t have a very good record in that department.