How to give AI-based robots empathy so they won’t want to kill us

A team of social scientists, neurologists and psychiatrists at the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute, working with colleagues from the Institute for Advanced Consciousness Studies, the University of Central Florida and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have published a Viewpoint piece in the journal Science Robotics outlining a new approach to giving robots empathy. In their paper, they suggest that traditional approaches may not work.