The robot apocalypse is nigh
In honor of Halloween, we get just a little bit spooky this week. With more and more robots in the world, and with said robots becoming smarter over time, what happens if they turn against us and start to harm humans? In fact, it has already happened.
Here is a paper on a brain reaction, detectible via EEG, that signals our choice before we’re aware that we’ve made it.
Here’s an article about the same reaction, studied while the participants were bungy jumping.
Here’s an article about the evidence that we might make a choice before we are aware of doing so, bringing the concept of consciousness into question.
Here’s a site on an AI that is less than reasonable about ethics.
Here’s an article about deaths caused by robots.
Here’s something about how patients have died under robotic knives.
Here’s info on an AI that was deliberately taught to think of nothing but violent answers.
And here’s an article about a chat bot that learned racism by communicating with humans.