Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Via Sentient Developments:
Next up on the Pentagon's drawing board, autonomous robots who can decide when to fire their own weapons.
"We are sleepwalking into a brave new world where robots decide who, where and when to kill," said Noel Sharkey, an expert on robotics and artificial intelligence at the University of Sheffield, England.
Look out, Sarah Connor.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
PW Singer, author of Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century, speaks on robot uprisings, the idea that Asimov's Laws are bullshit and the scourge of Ewoks.
This Robot Roadshow happening in Boston on April 14 reads like a weird ad from a Jetsons future we never had. "Learn to be a robot integrator, reseller, engineer, installer, or -- would you believe --robot personality designer?" But it seems to be for real, so perhaps we need to send some folks in to infiltrate the ranks of our future robot overlords and try to stop the robot rebellion while it's still in its infancy.