Google has promised not to let its artificial intelligence be used in weapons or for anything that might weaken human rights, in the strongest stance yet taken by a big technology company to limit the potential harm from the powerful new science.
It is a wonderful thing to have robots in our world, but what if they were used for bad instead of good? What if they were used for wrong instead of instead of right? That would be terrible as they can act to do wrong. So google has promised to not let AI travel from the lab until it is ready. The commitment follows a storm of protest inside the company over the US military’s use of its vision recognition systems to guide drones even though the act will keep us safe. Robots like androids cost over £700,000.