February 16, 2012
Could 'Robopocalypse' Wipe Out Humans?
Adam Hadhazy, Life's Little Mysteries
If a bunch of sci-fi flicks have it right, a war pitting humanity against machines will someday destroy civilization. Two popular movie series based on such a "robopocalypse," the "Terminator" and "Matrix" franchises, are among those that suggest granting greater autonomy to artificially intelligent machines will end up dooming our species. (Only temporarily, of course, thanks to John Connor and Neo.)
TAGGED: Singularity, Robots, Robot Wars, Artificial Intelligence