The Coming Robopocalypse

As a long-standing Cassandra warning of the upcoming robot rebellion, I felt a chill today when I read the following two stories: The US Navy is looking into using 3D printing on aircraft carriers to improve the supply chain by printing weapons on demand The same US Navy successfully flew and landed its F-18-sized drone, … Continue reading The Coming Robopocalypse

The Robot Menace Is Real

Longtime readers know that one of my greatest fears is of the inevitable robot rebellion. Check out these blog posts from over the years: USAF Continues Its Push Towards A Terminator Future (2009) Pentagon Turns To Robot Soldiers (2008) I, Robot (2005) (The most recent post even includes the following opening line: “Longtime readers know … Continue reading The Robot Menace Is Real

USAF Continues Its Push Towards A Terminator Future

Longtime readers know that I fear the inevitable robot rebellion. Mere flesh and bone has little chance against the tireless steely grip of malevolent AIs and their murderous legions of cybernetic minions. So it is with some trepidation that I read this recent Esquire story on the US Air Force’s plan to build an army … Continue reading USAF Continues Its Push Towards A Terminator Future

Pentagon Turns To Robot Soldiers To Avoid War Crimes

Why do I get the sinking feeling that this isn’t going to end well?The US Army and Navy have both hired experts in the ethics of building machines to prevent the creation of an amoral Terminator-style killing machine that murders indiscriminately.By 2010 the US will have invested $4 billion in a research programme into “autonomous … Continue reading Pentagon Turns To Robot Soldiers To Avoid War Crimes