- Artificial intelligence — the idea of a robot developing self-consciousness — is something that all three of these men feel are a serious threat to the existence of humanity.
- Last December, renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking told the BBC, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”
- In particular, they fear something referred to as the “singularity”: the moment when artificial intelligence is capable of redesigning itself, improving itself to the point of an intelligence that far exceeds that of humans.
- Now, human-like also includes movement, such as seen here:
Boston Dynamics also has a way of making you feel a bit uncomfortable, but not with human-like robots.
- Now, if you’re worried about the robot apocalypse, just think: Google already has more than 20 driver-less cars on the road, bought Boston Dynamics — a company that specializes in advanced robots — in 2013, and is actively pursuing artificial intelligence research.
Self-driving cars? Cool. Robots that look like people? Not so much. Why do these robots make us feel more than a little uncomfortable?
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