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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘robot apocalypse’

Elon Musk Calls for Research to Make Sure Artificial Intelligence Doesn’t Kill Us All

UPDATED BELOW For Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, figuring out how to avoid the “potential pitfalls” of artificial intelligence is just as – if not more – important than advancing it. Musk, who has been warning us about the possible dangers of AI for some time now, is once again calling for more research into AI safety. Musk has …

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Elon Musk Once Again Warns of the Looming Robot Apocalypse

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has once again taken to a public forum to warn everyone that they shouldn’t sleep on recent developments in the artificial intelligence field. In short, Musk says that the chance of “something seriously dangerous happening” is likely in five years or so, and a near certainty within a decade. Musk posted his warning on …

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Mark Zuckerberg Hastens the Arrival of Our Robot Overlords

If you’re impatiently waiting for computers to actually start thinking, reasoning, and feeling like humans, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a couple of other high-profile investors have decided to help speed up the process. Zuckerberg, alongside Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Ashton Kutcher have joined for a $40 million investment in Vicarious, according to The Wall Street Journal. Vicarious is …

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Boston Dynamics’ WildCat Is Another Galloping Terror

Boston Dynamics, the company that’s singlehandedly trying to hasten the fall of humankind with its incredible robot technology, has just unveiled the WildCat – the next generation of its Cheetah robot. “WildCat is a four-legged robot being developed to run fast on all types of terrain. So far WildCat has run at about 16 mph on flat terrain using bounding …

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This Robot Has Human-Like Muscles And Bones

IEEE Spectrum uploaded this little gem this week: This is Kenshiro, a new musculoskeletal robot from researchers at the University of Tokyo. They debuted it at the Humanoids Conference this month, and according to IEEE Spectrum, claim to have added more muscles and more motors to a previous model, making it the “closest to a human’s form so far.” Because …

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Functional Battle Mech Provides Preview of Future Warfare

Proving once again that the Japanese will almost certainly be the engineers of humanity’s future enslavement by robots, a Japanese company has created a functional mech robot. The device, called Kuratas, runs on diesel fuel and opens to reveal a seat where a pilot can enter the cockpit. Using one-for-one controls, the pilot will then be able to use motion-control …

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Someone Thought a Robot that Swims Like a Human Was a Good Idea

I no longer feel the need to preface anything about robots with the phrase “it’s my belief that,” because it’s now a mathematical certainty that humans are slowly but surely engineering our violent and imminent overthrow by continuing to make smarter, faster robots. Google’s busy making spider robots, some scientist with a death wish is teaching them how to learn …

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