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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Can Robots Go Berserk?

"If man sticks his hand where it wasn't meant to go, it will get cut off!"

Why would a supposedly intelligent network mind waste so much energy and resources indulging in cinematically grandiose personal combat in grim wastelands with loud music?

If a robot runs a task-specific program, its capabilities are very limited. It is not able to deal with any of the complex scenes in Terminator. However, robots that are capable of autonomous mental development are totally different.

The above snippets are from experts commenting on the plausibility of a Terminator movie-scenario. The main issues were the robots gone amok, time travel, and a pesky Skynet computer network taking over the world. This article is from H+ Magazine, found by way of Slashdot.

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