From Vienna Bienalle 2017, taking place this week in Austria, comes a new take on Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics. The head of the project, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, says the update was necessitated by:
…the need for benign intelligent robots and the necessity of cultivating a culture of quality committed to serving the common good!
That sounds a lot like Asimov’s reasoning, but the new laws are certainly worthy of consideration and debate.
The Three Pro-Human Laws of Robotics
Intelligent robots must serve the common good of humanity and help us humans to lead an ecologically, socially, culturally and economically sustainable life.
Intelligent robots may replace human labor only to the extent that this is compatible with humans leading a meaningful life of dignity, culture, and creative self-realization — except where this rule conflicts with Rule 1.
Intelligent robots must be programmed to be co-operative self-learning machines and always to function cooperatively — except where this conflicts with Rules 1 and 2.