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    The Giz Wiz Asks You! > Are you worried that Robots might take over?

    ABC News just reported that some scientists are worried that robots may soon be so smart, they'll have the ability to turn on us. The report was inspired by a story in the New York Times. What's your thought? Will man ever build robots that could get out of control? (Outisde of in the movies, of course!)

    July 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Giz Wiz

    we built britney spears and she's out of control!

    July 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdjkhaled23

    Just as long as it isn't like Skynet in the terminator movies I wouldn't mind that. as long as they don't kill us either.

    July 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjbutton2007

    The computer's practically a robot, so I guess it has already take control of our minds.

    July 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGennaro

    Read "On Intelligence" by Jeff Hawkins

    July 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

    My thought on that used to be to wonder why we would let that happen when we are now in control? But the the Internet came along. A.I. will doubtless reach a point it can "take over", but it won't be with clunky robots. All it will take is one algorithm sophisticated enough to improve itself exponentially. Once that algorithm's on the Internet it's got us. A virus writer could do it next week.

    July 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWade Watson

    Short answer. No.

    July 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersloarch

    Yes they will take over. Right now the DOD and their foreign counterparts are all developing military robots. People do not want human soldiers to die, and think very hard about starting a war, robots remove this barrier. As these things get smarter and cheaper....

    July 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpolyman71

    Someday, my consciousness will be transferred into a robotic brain, and I WILL RULE THE WORLD!!!! MWAHAHAHAHA!!!

    November 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermikeybat