THE San Francisco SPCA deployed a 5-foot-tall, 400-pound robot to patrol its campus. Not for muscle, mind you, but for surveillance. The SPCA, a large complex nestled in the northeast corner of the city’s Mission neighborhood, has long dealt with vandalism, break-ins, and discarded needles in its surrounding parking lots. Fearing for the safety of its staff, the SPCA figured the robot could work as a deterrent, a sort of deputy for its human security team.
Source: Wired Magazine
Date: December 21st, 2017
1) Do robots provide more issues related to ethics than humans?
2) Who gets to decide what “ethics” get programmed into a robot?