It’s getting closer and closer via BBC Technology’s post commenting on a European Parliament draft report from in May 2016:
The report suggests that robots, bots, androids and other manifestations of artificial intelligence are poised to “unleash a new industrial revolution, which is likely to leave no stratum of society untouched”.
This could, if not properly prepared for, “pose a challenge to humanity’s capacity to control its own creation and, consequently, perhaps also to its capacity to be in charge of its own destiny and to ensure the survival of the species”.
The EU is suggesting laws for kill switches and whether robots could potentially have ‘electronic person’ legal status.
And yes, Isaac Asimov’s laws are referred to as providing some useful rules to help…
You can’t make this stuff up.