Arnold Schwarzenegger’s murderous cyborg uttered these infamous words in classic sci-fi action. terminator. A killer robot that is faithful to its shape is back with a sequel terminator 2 —but his words take on a more ominous connotation today, when killer robots are actually poised to hit the city streets.
Cities such as San Francisco are considering deploying explosive-laden police robots. This means that the domain of military robots is expanding from the battlefield to everyday life. But how dangerous are these robots to humans, and is a future in which smart robots seek revenge on humans inevitable?
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“Some maliciously designed military robots are really dangerous to humans,” says futurist Andrew Currie. reverse.
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Do Killer Robots Exist?
In a nutshell: yes. From the use of autonomous drones in the controversial war in Afghanistan to the UK rolling out a full-scale unmanned naval training operation, we’ve seen killer robots used in a variety of military applications. calls such military drones “flying robots.”
Most use of killer robots is in the military, but in 2016, a deadly robot killed an armed sniper in Dallas. Some say that killer robots can avoid human harm by endangering machines rather than people. Like, for example, the robot dog temporarily used by the NYPD and removed from duty in New York amid the backlash.
“Police may decide to send large numbers of robots to try to neutralize large numbers of criminals in critical situations where officers have determined that the risk is too high to send in humans. Sven Nyholm, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Utrecht University and author of the book, says: Humans and Robots: Ethics, Agency, and Personification, To tell reverse.
Curry also says there are robots that are simply used to clear landmines and do not use lethal force. I am against the introduction of robots.
“There is a very active debate about this in the military and security community, and there are activist groups trying to create a code of ethics for the use of such robots against humans,” Curry explains.
Will there be ‘smart’ killer robots of the future?
Most killer robots today aren’t particularly “smart” and require human control, much like autonomous drones. But as AI technology advances and becomes embedded in robotics, more and more people are warning about smart robots. terminator Franchise – menacing humans. Other his AI experts are concerned that smart robots will replicate existing biases of law enforcement.
Stop Killer Robots writes on their website, “Machines don’t see us as humans, they’re just another piece of code that processes and sorts.”
But experts say there’s a big leap between the killer robots we see in law enforcement today and today’s sophisticated futuristic robots. terminator 2can basically imitate humans — to an extent.
“On the one hand, I think it’s important to distinguish between whether a robot becomes super smart in a general way and whether it becomes very competent at a narrower task or set of tasks,” Nyholm said. To tell.
Achieving so-called general-purpose AI, where robots can perform a flexible set of tasks across a range of functions, is still a challenge. Instead, AI can perform very well a narrowly defined set of tasks, such as military robots searching for hidden explosives. Therefore, the same robot that can effectively kill humans would be useless for speaking like humans.
“In the near future, we may be able to build very smart robots for a specific narrow task or set of tasks,” says Nyholm.
But Nyholm believes AI doesn’t have to be smart enough to hurt us. They can act in ways humans wouldn’t, even if they weren’t meant to harm humans, or they could inadvertently harm us by design, much like military robots.
“We expect AI technologies that normally work very well and benefit humans overall to sometimes underperform and harm humans,” says Nyholm.
Will robots inevitably collide with humans?
The reprogrammed Terminator in the sequel protects young John Connor, but the robots are usually tools of the super-smart AI Skynet sent to destroy humanity. But experts don’t believe a robot uprising is actually happening.
“In terms of civilian robots going badass, it’s a deep myth of industrial civilization, going all the way back to Frankenstein. This is unlikely to happen,” Curry says.
Nyholm agrees and makes the following general assumptions. terminator 2 Firmly into the world of SF.
“What is unlikely, and should be considered science fiction, is a massive clash between an army of robots on one side and humans on the other, where the two are supposed to be members of the same team. It’s about being there,” adds Nyholm.
But that doesn’t mean robots aren’t a threat to humans. In fact, robots are already hurting people unintentionally. Curry features a self-driving car that gets into an accident because it can’t handle road conditions. Nyholm also says the police robot could accidentally harm one of the police officers she’s assisting instead of the criminal she should be catching.
Even more chilling, Nyholm says a war between robots and humans is possible. terminator 2 indicates Instead, technologically advanced countries like the United States might send robots to fight humans in countries with low technological resources.
“So on one side of an armed conflict there will be mostly robots on the front lines, and on the other side there will be mainly humans on the front lines,” says Nyholm.
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