|Curiosity Selfie (Courtesy of NASA)|
While NASA folks sleep snug in their beds, Curiosity is hard at work on Mars. Not wanting to waste a moment of precious time, this robotic reporter is now making autonomous decisions about which rocks to target with laser beams.
As such autonomy progresses, ethicists are asking a crucial question: Is arming a laser-shooting space robot with artificial intelligence a good idea? To put it another way: Will Curiosity kill way more than cats someday?
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