Do you think the threat of robots becoming self-aware and posing a threat to us is real?

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Cookie Roma Profile
Cookie Roma answered

There have been movies about this and even the occasional "expert" warning us of this since the 1950s.  I'm not going to spend any energy worrying about it.

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Corey The Goofyhawk , Epic has no limit, answered

I've wondered the same thing, at times. There is already evidence that AI is forcing it's will down our throats. Case and point, Autocorrect!! At any rate, at least we'll have Del Spooner.

Thrice Gotcha Profile
Thrice Gotcha answered

no our own conciusness is what really scares me

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

Interesting question and David Lagercrantz asked it in The Girl in the Spider's Web. What happens when computers become so intelligent that they begin to out-think people? Will they begin to make their own decisions about what is best for us? Or, for that matter, what is best for them?

I won't spoil the story by telling you what happened but, with a little help from Lizbeth Salander (the girl with the dragon tattoo) it was resolved.

For the time being...

The Expert Profile
The Expert answered

Perhaps to some extent. However, If we could program a computer that learns and makes decisions independently, I sure hope we would think to put an off switch on it.

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

One thing robots or computers can't do is have a conscience. While they can evalulate data and give the best probablitiles for outcomes in certain scenarios, Unless we program them to do a function they will not do something they are not programmed to do. They do not update themselves to make decisions.

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