Researchers Are Asking For A Kill Switch Just In Case Robots Turn On Us

Nearly every time a major discussion about the future of artificial intelligence arises, the subject of anarchy and robotic overlords tends to come up. The idea of humans and advanced artificial beings living together has spawned hundreds of narratives about how that would work; most recently, the video game Overwatch stunned the world with its telling of our future, some time after a massive human-versus-robot civil war. When a Boston Dynamics engineer kicks one of their four-legged robots for the sake of a stress test, its hard not to wonder whether or not the ‘bot will remember that some day. All of that (along with basic common sense regarding security and accidents) has led a group of researchers to publish a new paper focusing on developing “safely interruptible agents”; systems…


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