A disturbing article from TheMindUnleashed.com – h/t Zerohege.
The questions raised by the article below concerns AI and the future of robotic law enforcement and warfare against humans. This is the stuff science fiction used to be made of! It brings to mind a verse in Genesis concerning the men building the Tower of Babel…
Genesis 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
In essence mankind has very nearly gotten back to the place where we can do most anything we can conceive. This is truly scary.
However my own concern at this time is more practical. Robotics technology has advanced to provide machines with some startling locomotion. Wheels and tracks are now so yesterday. Today robots walk on legs. Before you “ho-hum”, consider these are very important advancements as said mobility allows robots to go almost anywhere.
We already have numerous individuals and companies who have attached weaponry to drones and other robots.
Even without AI capability – imagine one or more robots leading the charge to say, enforce a red flag law. Bad enough to have one’s door bashed in by heavily armed and vested human thugs. Robotics could put this on a whole new level.
Oh! Yeah! Don’t forget they will accomplish this using OUR tax dollars!
US Police Have Quietly Brought a “Terrifying” Robot Dog Into Their Ranks