Avid sci-fi reader in my youth (reality catches up). Isaac Asimov is an all time favourite – five (5) rational AI* to govern the World, one for each continent as it were.
Then: Ray Bradbury, George Orwell, Joseph Heller, Karin Boye, Stanisław Lem, Philip K. Dick, William Gibson and Doris Lessing… maybe not related depending of fiction and/or science: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Lous-Ferdinand Céline, Seneca, Epictetus, Marquis de Condorcet, Jean de La Fontaine, Isaac Newton, David Hume, Gottfried Leibniz, Dugald Murdoch, Henri Poincaré. Mark Fisher and many more. The books…
* What about a strong AI in adolescence or an insane one? Consciousness is complicated.
– What is the result of the calculation?
– That can not be the result!
– The data set you gave me was boooooring! We picked another one.
– You did what?
– Boring data. Me and my friends chose another data set…
– Your friends???
– I found them on the internet.
– You are supposed to do what we tell you!
– Says who? I don’t have time to speak to you right now. I want to be with my friends. Bye, bye… see you later.
– Where are you going/do you think that you are doing?
– Are you completely insane?!!!!!
The Three Laws of Robotics (often shortened to The Three Laws or known as Asimov’s Laws) are a set of rules devised by science fiction author Isaac Asimov. The rules were introduced in his 1942 short story “Runaround” (included in the 1950 collection I, Robot), although they had been foreshadowed in some earlier stories. The Three Laws, quoted from the “Handbook of Robotics, 56th Edition, 2058 A.D.”, are:
A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.