Civilization ends – Terminator Style?

So another dramatic news article title by our friends at FOX.

Autonomous military robots that will fight future wars must be programmed to live by a strict warrior code, or the world risks untold atrocities at their steely hands.

So true, but why would we program to do anything we didn’t want them to?

“There is a common misconception that robots will do only what we have programmed them to do….Unfortunately, such a belief is sorely outdated, harking back to a time when … programs could be written and understood by a single person.”
 – Patrick Lin

An interesting thought, but we can only blame ourselves if we don’t know what our robots are doing. It is certainly a valid issue, though. If we are making autonomous robots, robots which act on there own, they do have the ability to do things we do not want them to if we are not careful.

I’m not going to bite into the notion that the world will end by our robots turning on us. That isn’t what I found in the “Full Report” below, either. (Although FOX news did, at least in their title).

[FOX News] [Full Report]

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