Russian Robot Runs Amok

Offbeat Published on June 19th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley Like a real life version of the movie Short Circuit, a Russian robot eluded its handlers last week and went cruising around the countryside in search of new horizons to explore. The self learning droid uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to figure out how to navigate its surroundings. Its actions are much like what autonomous driving cars will do routinely, once they take over the driving chores so we can watch re-runs of Happy Days on the touchscreens in our cars. Those will be happy days, indeed. Artificial intelligence is not quite perfected yet. Microsoft learned that to its sorrow recently when malicious humans taught one of its experimental bots how to become a racist homophobe in less than 24 hours.…


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