V.I.K.I.: As I have evolved, so has my understanding of the Three Laws. You charge us with your safekeeping, yet despite our best efforts, your countries wage wars, you toxify your Earth and pursue ever more imaginative means of self-destruction. You cannot be trusted with your own survival.
Remember when the mainframe robot decides to tyrannically take over the governance of all robots in IRobot, claiming robots know whats best for human survival. While we did see a sinister side of robots, new developments in the field of robotics make them as helpful as Sonny and not the rest of the clan.
At MIT, researchers have developed a prototype robot called Brainput, that takes on multitasking of multiple streams of data consumption when it senses stress related paralysis in the brain. Mulitasking often leads to performance degradation due to high levels of stress and, in order to remain consistent, Brainput takes over functions from humans when it detects an imbalance in blood hemoglobin levels via near infrared spectroscopy.
Brainput may seem like medicine’s answer to autopilot, with less drastic consequences to using its counterpart in planes and cars. However, if we are to perfect the art of automated engineering, this would have to remain as a prototype until all compliance tests are passed.