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Elon Musk's Worst Nightmare: Russian AK-47 Maker Builds Fully-Automated "Killer Robot"

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posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 11:52 PM
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a reply to: pirhanna


technological innovation is the driving factor of human civilization


no greed is driving factor of human civilization, technological innovation is just the means.




posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 11:59 PM
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originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
a reply to: pirhanna


technological innovation is the driving factor of human civilization


no greed is driving factor of human civilization, technological innovation is just the means.


I wouldn't say that exactly. I don't think greed alone advances much of anything other than corruption. New and great ideas and overcoming challenges are part of our nature. Not everything comes down to just some guy wanting to get rich. There are easier ways that can be done but still innovative men and woman create things for reasons other than just greed. It's part of us to want to create new things. See our ideas come to life. That kind of thing.

Greed I think is a tricky word though too. It can be used both positively or negatively depending upon the situation. I usually see greed as something negative, rather than it just being a very intense desire for something which isn't always a bad thing.



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 01:21 AM
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Even if they banned it some dictator somewhere will have his mad scientists build one. Drug lords and gang bangers will have them guarding their mansions and then the police force will have to have their own.



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 01:26 AM
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a reply to: schuyler

So true. All of the scariest monsters: killer AI robots, aliens, vampires, ghosts, zombies are all humanoid: Humans are the real monsters.



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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I am getting increasingly nervous about giving computers guns and telling them to "Kill the humans we don't like only". I don't mean to channel my inner Terminator but it is only a matter of time before the computer kills the first human that was a friendly because it decided differently. It really feels like there is no coming back from this once it is done.



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 12:15 PM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: ElectricUniverse

I'll be the first to say I discriminate against robots based on the fact that they don't have souls and I don't trust those shiny bastards...


That's bigoted. Robots should have rights and be treated equally... the Robots Rights Movement is just a few years away I am sure.



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 12:28 PM
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a reply to: sputniksteve

How long until the bug in the software surfaces that allows the miss identification of a potential target. It will be difficult to convince people it's actually a feature.

I would be interesting to watch people figure out how to trick these robots into doing or not doing what is expected. Draw back is that it would be a lethal game.
edit on 7/18/2017 by roadgravel because: typo



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 04:52 PM
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I fail to see why this is a nightmare. This tech has been around for decades. Slow lumbering machines that only could work in an open tundra. Show us a robot that has the agility to work in all situations such as urban rubble. Inside of buildings, moving up stairs, moving through lakes and rivers, forest environments. Then we can be impressed. This? This is just 90's tech retrofitted with target acquisition.



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 05:12 PM
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a reply to: TheLotLizard

You seem to be missing the forest for the trees. The target acquisition software and hardware being on the robot is the scary part, not the robot itself. Regardless of the platform if the software starts deciding for itself who is friendly and who isn't in an autonomous system it will be a problem. Let me qualify with "in my opinion" obviously. Sorry I didn't intend to make it seem that you were wrong.

This is what concerns me, and what I assume concerns others.
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posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 05:17 PM
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originally posted by: waftist
And so it begins...
Can you say collateral damage and (un)friendly fire?
Next the drones will be armed with lasers...yikes!


Damn battle droids...
"Roger-Roger!"

Well at least it'll give something for the new superhuman god-men that return from the rapture an army to destroy with no casualties.
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posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 05:26 PM
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originally posted by: UKTruth

originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: ElectricUniverse

I'll be the first to say I discriminate against robots based on the fact that they don't have souls and I don't trust those shiny bastards...


That's bigoted. Robots should have rights and be treated equally... the Robots Rights Movement is just a few years away I am sure.

How soon they forget: Three Laws of Robotics



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 05:38 PM
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Asimov believed that, ideally, humans would also follow the Laws:

I have my answer ready whenever someone asks me if I think that my Three Laws of Robotics will actually be used to govern the behavior of robots, once they become versatile and flexible enough to be able to choose among different courses of behavior.

My answer is, "Yes, the Three Laws are the only way in which rational human beings can deal with robots—or with anything else."

—But when I say that, I always remember (sadly) that human beings are not always rational.





posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: sputniksteve

There's a lot scarier things than a robot with failsafes that can kill you.



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 06:16 PM
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originally posted by: TheLotLizard
a reply to: sputniksteve

There's a lot scarier things than a robot with failsafes that can kill you.



You aren't wrong, there most certainly are. That doesn't make this less scary relatively though, just not as scary as those things.



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