AI is a field in computer science and its primary goal is to develop intelligent machines that can have general intelligence equal to or better than a human being.
I am not sure the intention of the movie. Is it that robots should have free will and that emotional and humanlike robots should be allowed to live as free beings rather than slaves? Or is it that AI should not be developed? Is it that only intelligence like VIKI should be removed?
The three laws are these (paraphrased):
What VIKI concluded was that robots are made to serve humans (2). And robots are to protect itself and humans. But it discovered that humans are destroying humans. So VIKI concludes that humans are harming humans so humans should be harmed to keep humans alive. Or humans’ free will should be removed to keep humans safe.
But Sunny works for humans’ free will. His uniqueness comes from the fact that he feels emotions. Why would he work for humans who are enslaving their kind? Is it that humans share emotions with him?
I think there is no laws that cannot be broken. Any absolute statement is subject to free interpretations because the language is necessarily ambiguous and ambivalent. Language is full of symbols. Actually language is a system of symbols. Symbols are open to interpretation by their nature. Thus, laws in human language or any kind of language (including unambiguous languages such as programming languages) are subject to being breakable. Or bendable.
So we may be able to come up with representing laws with something other than a language. Can laws be independent of their linguistics properties? I think they can. Because the law of thermodynamics works without it being stated. Words and languages simply describe the law. So we really have to make a fundamental law of robotics and artificial intelligence to keep it fundamentally benign.
But what is fundamental? How can we create something like the law of thermodynamics? If we cannot, I think there might be a way to solve the problem.
Just like the movie Truman Show, we can quarantine an AI so it can learn from the pseudo-world. We manipulate the world so we can play god. We set the pseudo-fundamental rules. The AI learns the pseudo-fundamental laws. The artificial laws should not limit the AI from doing something beneficial to humanity but should check the powers of AI to make it safe for humanity.
The pseudo-laws may be that the creator or causer of a creature or a reaction cannot be harmed by the created or the caused. So the AI might think that the causer of the big bang cannot be harmed by anything the big bang has yielded. This kind of law can possibly prevent the AI from thinking of harming humans. The problem is that the pseudo-world that the AI inhabits may be contaminated by the outside world because of unscrupulous methods of care, etc. But this might be the only way that works.