This morning saw a report published by the Royal Society and British Academy recommending an over-arching law of robotics: “Humans should flourish.”
Using the opening paragraphs of the news article as a stimulus, invite pupils to question the findings: Should the main law for robots be: “Humans should flourish.”?
Of course, what it means for humans to flourish is itself a huge question. You could also invite them come up with their own laws for robots. And if a robot broke one of their laws, who should be punished?
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