Robots and If...Then
Cordero (Ronald A.)
Source: Sorites 14, October 2002: 21-35
Paper - Abstract

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Author’s Abstract

    How shall we have robots handle conditional statements? In this paper I argue that we absolutely cannot let them use several of the presently accepted rules of inference involving conditional statements if we want to avoid odd, preposterous, or even disastrous results. I discuss several kinds of problems that could be encountered and suggest alterations to certain rules of inference to prevent such problems from arising.

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Filed electronically with the full edition of Sorites 14

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