Threat of killer robots?
We see advanced technology in movies all the time, but what’s real life going to look like as technology advances?
Akita Shubert takes a look at one aspect – a futuristic danger in Hollywood films like the Terminator.
Now a big enough threat to warrant a United Nations debate.
Robotic technology has already advanced to levels that wouldn’t look out of place in a sci-fi blockbuster.
These robots developed by the Pentagon can climb stairs, detect and avoid obstacles – and even correct themselves if you push them around.
Robots are getting close to being able to do the physical tasks that we can do, and more.
It’s only a matter of time before they appear on the battlefield.
Machine technology is already being used to kill.
We’ve seen that in drone stirkes against the taliban and other terrorist groups – but behind the drone technology there’s still a human being calling the shots.
Giving robots the power to make those life or death decisions themselves is what the U.N. is discussing.
A computer’s ability to analyze and think is improving all the time.
Google has been experimenting with neural networks, a kind of artificial brain – capable of teaching itself, independently from human programmers.
That raises a scary question…
Will the artificial intelligences that power our robots, one day decide…….to push back?
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