23 October 2008

'Packs of robots will hunt down uncooperative humans'

It sounds like science fiction, but it's not:
What we have here are the beginnings of something designed to enable robots to hunt down humans like a pack of dogs. Once the software is perfected we can reasonably anticipate that they will become autonomous and become armed.

We can also expect such systems to be equipped with human detection and tracking devices including sensors which detect human breath and the radio waves associated with a human heart beat. These are technologies already developed.

P.S. In related news, SIAI reports on a meeting on Metrics for Human-Level AI sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research.

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