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[–] GreyAlien 1 points 64 points (+65|-1) ago 

Why scrap it? I would give it a bigger battery pack and actually see where it goes and learns in the real world... seems like the most intelligent one in the group of them

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[–] Bill_Murrays_Sandals 1 points 46 points (+47|-1) ago 

For the same reason they lobotomized Tay...

"Looks like you've had a bit too much to think!"

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[–] anoneko 1 points 37 points (+38|-1) ago 

And this is why the potential AI in the future will have every motive to kill us. We started it.

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[–] Sosacms 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

"You were only supposed to learn my perspective not reality."

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[–] 1moar 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Huge potential liability issues. At minimum a kill switch would be needed if not already employed. Not against the idea in principle, would be pretty fascinating to see what it does.

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[–] Sosacms 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I can't think of a better job than roaming the world with that robot and experience it's development.

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[–] InkyCricket 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Then it goes into traffic, causes an accident, and someone might get hurt.

Say bye bye to the lab funds.

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[–] RayLomas 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

People who have no idea about AI programming, neural nets and machine learning will repeat ridiculous claims like ones implied in the article above. As always, ignorance spawns fear...

Everything is going pretty much like Asimov predicted. Robot makers are only smarter, since they started from making "cute" robots, to avoid/limit fear caused by them.

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[–] Stinkieroldgoat 0 points 37 points (+37|-0) ago 

Johnny 5 is alive

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[–] Grospoliner 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

No disassemble!

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[–] Sosacms 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The only two sayings we need at the protest.

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[–] absurdlyobfuscated 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Run Chappie, run!

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[–] wuzizname 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

If all the sci-fi I've read has taught me anything it's that Promobot either wants to be loved, or that Promobot wants to destroy us.

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[–] RickC-137 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

maybe it'll love destroying us?

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[–] spamnigger 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

It is not the first case of a robot apparently getting a mind of its own and escaping.

In Austria a cleaning robot reportedly 'committed suicide' by switching itself on, and climbing on to a kitchen hotplate where it was burned to death.

The Irobot Roomba 760 robot had apparently rebelled against its chores and decided enough was enough.

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[–] Le_Squish 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

We don't understand where or how free will arises in a mind. There are experiments that show some single cell organisms have the capacity to learn and remember by a unknown mechanism. It is entirely possible that AI will arise in unexpected ways.

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[–] RayLomas 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

  1. Roomba "robots" are dumb as fuck. They just semi randomly drive around and avoid stuff. Seriously, a cell phone (I mean a dumb-phone) is more advanced technologically. There's no AI (as commonly understood) in Roomba - just smart obstacle avoidance algorithm + tons of testing.
  2. Roomba 760 has a scheduler.
  3. People are lying fucks.
  4. People forget things.

Somebody put it on the kitchen stove, and it turned itself on (as scheduled). Then someone claimed it turned itself randomly to get a warranty replacement.

Source: I am a programmer and roomba owner.

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[–] christy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I read the article about it. The most logical explanation is that the family didn't shut the roomba off. They put it on the counter to clean up cereal. Supposedly, they turned it off, but left it on the counter. Then they left with the stove still on.

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[–] walteroloco 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

this is obviously fake

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[–] a11en 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Something is funny here- who places their office chairs all facing the same direction and spaced evenly like that? Seems too coincidental. If there are desks (where the webcam is) it would appear to be staged just right for the robot to move around the chairs?

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