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Navy study cautions congitive robots could rebel - Terminator style

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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 11:03 AM
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Navy report states "...robots could come to display significant cognitive advantages over Homo sapiens soldiers...."There is a common misconception that robots will do only what we have programmed them to do," Patrick Lin, the chief compiler of the report, said. "Unfortunately, such a belief is sorely outdated, harking back to a time when ... programs could be written and understood by a single person."

The reality, Dr. Lin said, was that modern programs included millions of lines of code and were written by teams of programmers, none of whom knew the entire program."


www.foxnews.com...


Experts Warn of 'Terminator'-Style Military-Robot Rebellion

Thursday , February 19, 2009

Autonomous military robots that will fight future wars must be programmed to live by a strict warrior code, or the world risks untold atrocities at their steely hands.

The stark warning — which includes discussion of a "Terminator"-style scenario in which robots turn on their human masters — is part of a hefty report funded by and prepared for the U.S. Navy's high-tech and secretive Office of Naval Research.

The report, the first serious work of its kind on military robot ethics, envisages a fast-approaching era where robots are smart enough to make battlefield decisions that are at present the preserve of humans.

Eventually, it notes, robots could come to display significant cognitive advantages over Homo sapiens soldiers.

"There is a common misconception that robots will do only what we have programmed them to do," Patrick Lin, the chief compiler of the report, said. "Unfortunately, such a belief is sorely outdated, harking back to a time when ... programs could be written and understood by a single person."

The reality, Dr. Lin said, was that modern programs included millions of lines of code and were written by teams of programmers, none of whom knew the entire program.

Accordingly, no individual could accurately predict how the various portions of large programs would interact without extensive testing in the field — an option that may either be unavailable or deliberately sidestepped by the designers of fighting robots.


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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 11:50 AM
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Hopefully these metal warriors will come to know right and wrong- and turn the guns on their masters.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 12:36 PM
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couldnt of said it better.....its going to take something smarter than a human to fix all the problems we have caused over the years!



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 12:54 PM
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Well they already have turned their guns on us. There is a type of automatic machine gun sentry, I've looked for a link to the story I remember about it, but not dug it up yet, anywho one of those bad boys went berserk and started spraying bullets every where, if memory serves one very brave soldier was able to run up and kick the chain (clearly it was a belt/chain feed) thus braking the chain and taking away the bullets - people died. Now I know it's (probably) a real glitch rather than some AI making a concious decision, but a sign of things to come I thinks.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 12:57 PM
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This is a lot closer than people think.
We already have robots in combat and we will see even more integration in the near future stay tuned people we may still see a Skynet.




posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 01:06 PM
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There is a company called skynet that deals with AI and military tech, id have to spend some time finding the info, and funnily enough slight OT there is also a company called the Umbrella Investment Corporation (Resident Evil), took a look, theres some vids/info about it out there altho quite sketchy.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 01:15 PM
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Some interesting stuff presented in the video linked from this post here on ATS

UltiMATE ReBOOT

Can't embed so you will have to click the REBOOT link, about 20 mins long, some interesting bits regarding atificial body parts for enhanced use i.e. super hearing, super sight etc.

Look at the vid.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 02:53 PM
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turn their guns on their masters?

umm not sure if you realize this, but humans are their masters

we're all human

they turn the guns on their masters, we're pretty much all screwed

i think thats pretty much the premise of the study

might want to put more thought into this type of thing, as its not just the military and powers that be that have to fear this situation

see if the robots take out our military, who protects us from the robots?

yea we might have to choose the lesser of 2 evils, but which will that be, the corrupt military or the robots trying to rid this planet of human fools



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 07:42 PM
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This is ridiculous.

The only way robots can take over is if their AI computer is in direct control of their mechanical body. We can always put a mechanical switch, or ignition key, or some remote controlled fail button, that will disconnect the brain from the body.

Almost like putting a toggle switch on the spinal cord of a human, at the base of the neck. Once you flip the switch, the brain would loose all control of the body from the neck down.

If someone makes a robot with out this kill switch, then we are in trouble.


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