How would you treat a Robot?

Dolores Abernathy is one of the main characters in Westworld.

Artificial intelligence has long fascinated authors of books, movies and television shows. The science fiction buffs were in for a treat when HBO released their new series ‘Westworld’, which takes place in a theme park where robots indistinguishable from humans entertain guests who come to enjoy and raid a world simulating the Wild West.

The show embarks on a reoccurring theme in science fiction. “How would we treat artificial intelligence which displayed emotions similar to hours.?”

IIIM director, Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson, sat down with journalist Ásgeir Ingvarsson at Morgunblaðið and discussed A.I. and the philosophical questions the creation of generally intelligent machines would raise.

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