Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Kinder Gentler Terminator

An Economist article on machine intelligence and the shift toward robotic warfare reports the following:

"Dr. Arkin believes there is another reason for putting robots into battle, which is that they have the potential to act more humanely than people. Stress does not affect a robot's judgment in the way it affects a soldier's."

How curious – and disturbingly credible. Perhaps Sarah Connor is safe after all, except from her fellow humans.

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