The famous sci-fi author Isaac Asimov has written about robotics in the past, and his work is truly incredible. One of the coolest subjects he talked about was his three laws of robotics. Before I touch on these laws, I should mention a little about Bill Gates. Bill Gates has stated that he fears what artificial intelligence may become. He also mentioned how he thinks it’s ludicrous that some people are not concerned about it. I wonder if Bill Gates has read these three laws of robotics?
FIRST LAW OF ROBOTICS
I don’t think Bill Gates is concerned about the physical harm of robots. Despite that thought, the first law of robotics is that a robot can’t injure a human or allow that human to be injured. This can almost be thought of as the role Arnold Schwarzenegger played in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. His role as a machine was to protect John Connor and to never allow him to feel any harm.
SECOND LAW OF ROBOTICS
Now, we turn to a law that might intrigue Bill Gates. Under all circumstances, besides violation of the First Law, robots must obey the laws given to them by humans. This ensures that humans always have full control of the robot and that the robot can’t think on its own. However, this is exactly what Bill Gates is talking about. His concerns over artificial intelligence center around the fact that robots could become “super intelligent”.
THIRD LAW OF ROBOTICS
Isacc Asimov finishes off his three laws with the most important one for the robot. The third law states that a robot must do what it can to protect its own existence. Yet again, this is always the circumstance unless it conflicts with the First or Second Law. Overall, as these three laws suggest, robots are supposed to be the ultimate “bodyguard”.