Putin Proclaims: Robots Will ‘Eat Us’

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September 23, 2017

President PutinVladimir Putin has expressed his fears over artificial intelligence by asking Russia’s largest technology firm how long it will be until smart robots ‘eat us’.

The Russian president was speaking to Arkady Volozh, chief of internet firm Yandex, during a tour of the company’s Moscow headquarters.

Volozh was discussing the potential of AI when Putin caused surprise by asking when the technology will ‘eat us’.

According to state-funded Russian broadcaster RT, the question baffled Volozh.

He replied: ‘I hope never.’

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Mike N says:

    Putin can’t be that dumb. That had to be taken out of context. Ever heard of fake news.

  • bobnstuff says:

    When Science Fiction become science fact things can become interesting. AI has been the subject of Science Fiction for a very long time and in 1942 a Russian born American writer came up with a solution in the programing of all robots called the three laws of robotics, Asimov’s Laws.

    1 A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
    2 A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
    3 A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws

    Putin is right to be concerned because as we move into the world of AI there are lots of problems we will face and in fact we could be sewing the seeds of our own destruction if we aren’t careful. Be sure to read the article since the headline is misleading.

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