Monday, December 1, 2008

Could Robots Take Over the World?

From the St. Petersburg Times by Ben Montgomery

"It feels a bit like the End Times these days, what with assault rifles flying off the shelves and the markets swinging and the honeybees dying and the national deficit growing and the polar ice caps melting and wars raging and the missionaries from the panhandle cults filling our mailboxes with doomsday lit. ..." continue at St. Pete Times

Story quotes Wendell: "Robots and computer systems are all over the place and making all kinds of decisions," Wallach says on the phone. "And the machines are getting more and more autonomous."

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