I, Robot: Spooner Talks to Sonny
Artificial Intelligence → Ethics of Artificial Intelligence → Machine Ethics
Artificial Intelligence → Ethics of Artificial Intelligence → Robot Ethics
Detective Spooner tries to interrogate Sonny, a robot, to find out why he murdered his creator, Alfred Lanning. Spooner challenges Sonny's claims that robots can feel emotions and dreams; however, Sonny appears to convince him otherwise as the conversation progresses. Sonny then reveals that Lanning had asked him for a favor. As Lanning is someone he loves, Sonny felt obliged to do what was asked of him.
- 02:29 - 02:30
Public Discussion Questions
Should artificial intelligence obey the designer's every command?
Should we as humans be concerned about how we treat the robots that we design?