Have you seen that video of a very human-looking robot walking up a driveway? It’s gotten a lot of people online freaked out about the coming robot apocalypse. But you can rest easy… for now. This “robot” was created using computer graphics. As in, it’s totally fake.
Yesterday, Facebook’s head of artificial intelligence, Yann LeCun, said that humans have nothing to fear regarding artificial intelligence potentially harming humanity. Why’s that? “We have a lot of checks and balances built into society to prevent evil from having infinite power,” LeCun said. Is that so, Mr LeCun?
Ever had a burning desire to start your own robot army? Well, now might be your chance, provided you have $US55,000 to spare. Someone is selling an experimental unmanned military vehicle on Ebay. (Death ray not included.)