I saw that yesterday and told the editor off for printing it.
AI is no where near the point where a robot could run off on its own and
attack someone. Much less could it refuse to follow an order.
They don't have the capacity for understanding yet.
Just reading the headline and subheading:
Drug dealing robot goes berserk
Tries to 'exterminate' the Doctor
... these lines are loaded specifically to attract attention. The
words "drug dealing robot" brings up visions of a robot selling
illegal narcotics, then the rest just adds to the excitement. But of
course it's over the top for this story.
I'm sure Asimov spun in his chair in front of his typewriter back
when he was alive whenever he read news stories involving robots, or
most any news story involving technology or science. Regrettably,
finding technical errors and misunderstandings in news articles is
about as easy as shooting fish in a barrel.
I know you mean the robots with that last sentence, but it could
just as well apply to journalists!
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