Europe calls for mandatory 'kill switches' on robots

On January 12, 2017 CNN published an article discussing the proposal by European lawmakers for all robots to be equipped with emergency “kill switches.” The article discusses the main aspects of the proposal including all robots being required to be easily identified as mechanical beings, having kill switches, and following orders from the creator at all times.  Image is a photo of the European Parliament’s hemicycle. Image by Diliff - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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12 Jan 2017