Why You Can't Trust Robots

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A new program
enables a robot to detect whether another robot is susceptible to
lies, and to use its gullibility against it by telling lies, researchers
claim.

The robot could
be capable of deceiving humans in a similar way, according to the
scientists, based at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The breakthrough
could lead to military advances through the development of robots
which can disarm bombs and carry wounded servicemen from danger.

Its understanding
of the concept of deception would enable the robot to avoid being
captured, the scientists said.

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September
14, 2010

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