to kill for the first time A good thing?
It's against the first law of AI so while I understand why we might think it is a good thing, it is a slippery slope.
Actually it's the first law of ROBOTICS, not AI. Devised by Isaac Asimov in1942
AI is a field of robotics. The same rules apply.
[pedant mode] That's like saying the laws against speeding only apply to red cars, because one was reported as having sped.
Then point is that Police have used a remote control device to kill. Not, so much, as the fact that robots did the killing. We all know that there are plenty of automated devices used in warfare and has been since the first slingshot was used.
I suggest you watch the clip.
To Whom was your comment addressed, O'Mary?
In a country that has more guns than people, I suspect the AI might be superior to that of the populace...
A robot is simply a tool. When lethal force is necessary, it looks like a good idea to me. I see no advantage to declaring the use of robots off
limits in lethal situations.
Broadening the question: Is it useful for lawful authorities to generally ban the use of a lethal weapon to all, even themselves? We certainly benefited from agreements not to use poison gas in warfare, so long as all parties honored the agreement. But, it all falls apart when some do not enter the agreement, or break it.
But, of course, lightbulbs, tennis balls, water guns and cans of soup are far more dangerous than assault rifles.
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God save us all from thee,
And keep cops from the neighbour 'hood
From sea to shining sea!
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