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Old 03-24-2015, 03:13 AM
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Default Robot war.

I watched this link from NBC cute large dog robot,.

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovati...t-back-n303651

.... does it make you feel all warm and fuzzy? It did not for me, it gave me the creeps. How would you like something like this hunting you down with the latest robot guns on it? Robot wars in the near future like the movies????.... I think we get closer every day.
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:31 AM
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I know they're robots, but did they have to be kicked?

Too bad they didn't give them teeth.
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Skynet ... the Global Digital Defense Network
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Old 03-25-2015, 02:45 PM
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I like to hope that robotics will have a beneficial impact. A robot could be useful in traffic stops, fire rescue, and making arrests. When people do these jobs they need to take precautions which limit their effectiveness, but a robot is completely expendable.

On the other hand, one of the major factors in deciding whether we project military force overseas isn't debating "is this the right thing to do?" but "how much money and people will be have to spend?" If you start using more robots (drones) and less people, that shifts the equation significantly.
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Steven Hawking and Bill Gates have stated that artificial intelligence could mean the end for mankind.
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:30 PM
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Steven Hawking and Bill Gates have stated that artificial intelligence could mean the end for mankind.
And don't forget Elon Musk who mentioned that "we need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes."

I think the danger is not so much the old story of a rogue AI (e.g. SkyNet) as it is a modestly intelligent AI which will do for the service sector what robotics did for manufacturing.

An AI doesn't need sleep. If never gets hungry or depressed and it won't form a workers union. It doesn't daydream, harass, steal, take time off for children, show up drunk, or quit for a better job. Like the robots that have been replacing people in automobile factories for decades now, an AI can work until it breaks.

If you think it's far-fetched, consider this: any sufficiently advanced AI is automatically competitive relative to a human employee. However for human obsolescence to occur, artificial intelligence doesn't need to be perfect, it just needs to be comparable to a human.
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You're worried about "Big Dog", a robotic pack mule?

Things like this are in pre-operational testing. Meet "Black Knight".

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Old 03-27-2015, 11:19 PM
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I've always wanted to see a Phalanx weapons system mounted on a tracked vehicle.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:48 AM
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I know they're robots, but did they have to be kicked?
They had to test it for nudges or bumps (if it's the video I saw, link shows car).

Guess they could have had a car run into it.

The PETA people were all upset about it too.
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