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The US Office of Naval Research recently offered a $7.5 million grant to university researchers to develop robots with autonomous moral reasoning ability. While the idea of robots making their own ethical decisions smacks of SkyNet - the science-fiction artificial intelligence system featured prominently in the Terminator films - the Navy says that it envisions such systems having extensive use in first-response, search-and-rescue missions, or medical applications.
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