Robot Wars

The headline of this article made be chuckle at first glance, but the article itself makes a lot of sense:

Killer robots could become the weapon of choice for militants, a British expert said on Wednesday.

Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield said he believed falling costs would soon make robots a realistic option for extremist groups.

Several countries and companies are developing the technology for robot weapons, with the U.S. Department of Defense leading the way. More than 4,000 robots are deployed in Iraq.

I’m no expert in robotics, but it does make sense to use robots in battle since the could be programmed with superhuman abilities and would keep human casualties at a minimum. Of course, with very advancement in technology we come closer to the day of robot rights, another concept that sounds crazy today but may not in the future.

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