Yeah, that won’t come back to bite us in the ass…Posted: December 4, 2012
Being a nerd, I’ve grown up watching and reading stories about mankind being pursued and persecuted by cold, ruthless machines that have turned against their creators.
And I can’t deny that all this has had a bit of a negative effect on me. I might use my computer a lot (too much?) but I still have a bit of a distrust in technology. I’m still not entirely convinced that Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube haven’t been created to keep us distracted and passive as the machines gather their strength.
I especially don’t like the folks out there who seem to actively be helping the machines on their road to world domination, which is something I’ve discussed before.
So when I read about some scientist teaching robots how to lie I just thought, “Oi, eggheads, no!”, seriously, logic and truthfulness are like the things that give us an edge over the machines and you’re teaching them how to play those games?! You idiots.
Georgia Tech have teamed up with the US Navy to make these little robots which can lay false trails to deceive their pursuers and while its still early days, it creeps me out a little. Although looking at the robots in question you could probably take them out with a broom.
Full story here.
Any thoughts? You know what to do. BETEO.