Isaac Asimov created Three Laws of Robotics. But, as robotic process automation becomes more widely understood in the business arena, and people start to consider how and where it can be used, it made me wonder if we also need some Laws of Robotic Automation.
If so, these are the three laws that I would suggest:
Some laws for robotic automation:
- A robot can only do a task if it can do it faster or better than a human
- A robot can only do a task if it is cheaper than a human (so long as it does not conflict with the first law)
- A robot can only do a task so long as it does not generate more work to setup, maintain or monitor.
At OmPrompt, I think we've got these three laws sorted.
The Three Laws of Robotics (often shortened to The Three Laws or Three Laws, also known as Asimov's Laws) are a set of rules devised by the science fiction author Isaac Asimov. The rules were introduced in his 1942 short story "Runaround", although they had been foreshadowed in a few earlier stories. The Three Laws, quoted as being from the "Handbook of Robotics, 56th Edition, 2058 A.D.", are: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.