No, he's correct. (Bob Work that is.) And "robot fun" is about all kinds of robots / ai. (There are military robots on page 1 so their appearance on page 14 should not come as a shock.)Bob Work says it's OK to create machine intelligence designed to go out and kill people, but that it's unethical to campaign against those killer bots. A novel definition of 'unethical'.
I fail to see the 'fun' in this 'A bit of robot fun' posting. Could have been irony?
That would be the "B" in "NBC" warfare. But robots designed to kill and the Black Death aren't really comparable. (Unless you're talking about Von Neumann killer robots?)Following Work's lead, one could argue for the use of Black Death against one's enemy.
Okay, you've given your opinion. Back to robots.In my book, the use of the Black Death as a weapon and machine intelligence designed with the express purpose of seeking and killing people are equally objectionable. I understand Bob Work's point. I Just do not think the benefits he outlines outweigh the ethical consequences.