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Sep 11, 2009

iRobot

A.I.




A.I.





  1. AI must not merely act in the interests of individual teammates, but of all Grizzly nation
  2. AI may not injure a Grizzly or, through inaction, allow a Grizzly to come to harm.
  3. AI must obey any orders given to him by other Grizzlies, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  4. AI must protect his own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.



Zeroth Law


AI must not merely act in the interests of individual teammates, but of all Grizzly nation.

AI now represents the Memphis Grizzlies. He plays for OJ Mayo, Rudy Gay, Mike Conley, Darrell Arthur, Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, and Coach Lionel Hollins. He plays for the VP, the GM, and the Owner. Their interest is now his interest. Furthermore, the interests of the fans in the city of Memphis and the rest of the Grizzly fans throughout the world in all of humanity are now coincident with his interests. To hold up the jersey of the Grizzlies and take the floor, AI must act in concord with all Grizzlies.



First Law


AI may not injure a Grizzly or, through inaction, allow a Grizzly to come to harm.

Up against the ropes, the Grizzly will take its most dangerous form. Perseverance through adversity has guided the strongest of wills through development into the most resilient of opponents. To be the Grizzly is to be hunted and attacked. When Memphis is weighed against the champions very few predict the success of the Grizzly. AI must be the Grizzlies protector at all costs. Even to his own detriment and peril, he must take all possible actions to preserve his own species.


Second Law


AI must obey any orders given to him by other Grizzlies, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

Modern viewers will recognize the dilemma between mindlessly obeying orders and shirking them for what is internally considered to be the correct alternate plan for the greater good. Sure, if you make that pass to Rudy Gay for the open jumper you might be following the play as it was designed. However, if AI is really holding the interests of all Grizzlies at heart, then perhaps taking the inferior defender one-on-one for the final shot is the optimal solution. AI must obey, but foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of simple minds. The AI is complex and will act in accordance with what is deemed for the greater good. This is how legends are made.


Third Law


AI must protect his own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

Hopefully by now AI knows the line between acting for his own self-preservation and the preservation of his teammates, coaching staff, organization, and nation of Grizzlies supporters. Of course Iverson will try to protect himself from needless aggravations and malicious countermeasures towards the success of his deeds. He must avoid conflicts with the flow of his execution and ignore the weaknesses of others in order to maintain his high standards of basketball excellence. Although it is easier written into a rule than objectively measured, somehow AI must monitor his goals against the goals of all Grizzlies and the orders directly given to him by the coaches and society in general. He must work out for himself these mental boundaries, dynamically on and off the court, for the sake of the Memphis Grizzlies.



1 comment:

J-Bo said...

Damn i need more vocabulary...

It's a fresh start for AI... startin' from scratch, my dude...