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The term 'robot' was first used to denote fictional automata

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The term 'robot' was first used to denote fictional automata in a 1921 play by the Czech writer, Karel Čapek. As robots have become more advanced and sophisticated, experts and academics have increasingly explored the questions of what ethics might govern robots' behavior, and whether robots might be able to claim any kind of social, ethical or legal rights. Recent advances have made robotic behavior more sophisticated, suggesting that robots will become smarter than humans in a not so distant future, making even more complex the management of such ethical dilemmas.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously question the conclusion above?

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A) Robots are currently used in a variety of applications including factory automation and education

B) The versions of robots popularized by the movie industry and by novels are largely inaccurate predictions as they have been developed with the purpose to entertain the general public

C) It is not easy to extrapolate the future rate of development in robot intelligence, as a range of unknowns come into play

D) It is not easy to extrapolate the future rate of development in robot intelligence, as a range of unknowns come into play

E) Ethics is not relevant to robots as they are not humans they cannot think like a human would

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New post 27 May 2017, 06:24
Option C and D are same so they need to be corrected. Also, can someone explain why E is the right answer?
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The term 'robot' was first used to denote fictional automata in a 1921 play by the Czech writer, Karel Čapek. As robots have become more advanced and sophisticated, experts and academics have increasingly explored the questions of what ethics might govern robots' behavior, and whether robots might be able to claim any kind of social, ethical or legal rights. Recent advances have made robotic behavior more sophisticated, suggesting that robots will become smarter than humans in a not so distant future, making even more complex the management of such ethical dilemmas.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously question the conclusion above?

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A) Robots are currently used in a variety of applications including factory automation and education

B) The versions of robots popularized by the movie industry and by novels are largely inaccurate predictions as they have been developed with the purpose to entertain the general public

C) It is not easy to extrapolate the future rate of development in robot intelligence, as a range of unknowns come into play

D) It is not easy to extrapolate the future rate of development in robot intelligence, as a range of unknowns come into play

E) Ethics is not relevant to robots as they are not humans they cannot think like a human would

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Another question with same options C and D.

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New post 13 Jun 2017, 12:29
In conclusion of the above question they state that robots will overcome these dilemmas and become similar to humans.
E contradicts this by stating that These ethical limits can never be reached by robots thereby weakening the stimulus/ conclusion .
Hence, I choose E. :)
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