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What happens when a robot commits a crime?

What happens when a robot commits a crime?
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Remember that movie with Will Smith called "I, Robot"? There were three laws, called the laws of robotics, that made sure robots would follow laws and keep humans safe. I'm starting to think that having a few laws of robotics would be a good thing.

Robots are generally thought of as a moving machine programmed to carry out complex actions. But bots don't have to have a physical form. Like the bot that recently went on a crime spree on the dark Web, all they need is programming and a little cash.

It all started innocently enough. Two coders created a bot called "The Random Darknet Shopper" for an art exhibit in Switzerland. The bot was given $100 weekly allowance and the instructions to buy random things on the dark Web and mail it to them.

At first, the results were pretty neat. A hat with some built-in spy gear, a pair of Nikes, a "stash can" to hide your valuables in plain sight. And then, things went a little sideways.

Next page: Find out what did this rogue bot did. 
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