• Question: Do you think that robots could ever be smart enough to turn against us humans?

    Asked by sugarfufa to James, Andy on 16 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Andrew Jones

      Andrew Jones answered on 16 Mar 2017:

      Probably one day. Technology is advancing so quickly, and robots will become more and more realistic and ‘intelligent’

      I don’t hope to be around when it happens.

    • Photo: James Gudgeon

      James Gudgeon answered on 17 Mar 2017:

      Absolutely! A group of scientists recently programmed a ‘bot’ that used artificial intelligence to learn how to talk and hold conversations from millions of websites.
      Within about half a day it had learned to swear and turned out to be pretty crazy – so they had to shut it down…
      A lot of effort goes into trying to make robots as human-like as possible. But if we don’t want them to turn on us, then perhaps we should consider NOT making them as human-like as possible!!!