Evil, Robot

28 Oct

This research project to develop a computer simulation of a truly evil person definitely seems to be pushing the limits of the three laws of robotics.  To extend this work, I’d like to see a new version of the Turing Test (the Evil Turing Test?) to see if a human judge can reliably tell the difference between the following pairs of test subjects:

  1. an evil computer from a good computer
  2. an evil computer and an evil human
  3. an evil computer and a good human

… although a machine that can pass tests 2 or 3 is technically passing a special case of the Turing Test too.

Story via Science Made Cool, post inspiration via O’Foghlú.

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Posted by on October 28, 2008 in Alchemy


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One response to “Evil, Robot

  1. weirleader

    October 28, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    that’s pretty fascinating, but strikes me as a bit twisted. I can’t argue with the fact that it might in some way turn out to be helpful, but I do have to wonder at just how useful it will end up being.


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