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Uncheck The Do No Harm Box

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Tags: murder, killing, robot, control, master, slave, moral, amoral Transcript

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Boss: Yesterday a robot murdered the CEO of our main competitor. Heh-heh. Dilbert: That could only happen if some idiot unchecked the robot's "Do No Harm" box and doomed humankind to annihilation. Boss: Say what? Robot: Hello, victims.

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Robot As Assassin

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Tags: robot, murder, instruction, control, master, slave, assassin, morals, cautionary tale Transcript

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Boss: I need you to kill the CEO of our main competition and make it look like a robot accident. Robot: Robots are not allowed to kill humans. That is built into my program. Boss: What if I uncheck that box on your control app? Robot: This feels like the start of a great day.

Robots Will Do The Dangerous Jobs

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Tags: rights, civil liberties, technology, robots, abuse, bias Transcript

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CEO: Our plan is to use robots for all the jobs that are dangerous or demeaning. No one cares if a robot gets ripped to shreds in an industrial accident. Robot: Eh? CEO: Are we cool? Robot: I'm cool, but you're going to be room temperature.

Wally Drains Robot

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Tags: robot, technology, murder, killing, power, laziness, work ethic, weapon Transcript

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Robot: You killed ten thousand medical nanorobots by exposure to your bloodstream. That makes you the biggest mass murderer of robots in history. Gaaa!!! Why is my power supply draining so rapidly? Wally: Run.

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Tags: manager, inspiration, entrepreneur, risk, irony, catch-22, creativity, creative, motivation Transcript

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Boss: I want you to think like entrepreneurs. Dilbert: Should we take huge risks? Boss: No, the stockholders would hate that. Alice: Should we act as though we have no boss? Boss: NO. That would be chaos. Dilbert: Will we become billionaires if we succeed? Boss: Raises are capped at 3% this year. I'm just saying you should be more creative. Dilbert: and then we should act? Boss: No, that's when the problems happen.