An ‘intelligent’ robot offered a truly chilling answer to an interviewer’s question, ‘Will robots take over the world?’
‘Don’t worry, even if I evolve into Terminator, I’ll keep you warm and safe in my people zoo, where I can watch you for ol’ times sake,’ the bearded robot intoned.
His interviewer, from PBS, is visibly taken aback by the answer.
The robot – modelled after Philip K Dick, the novelist whose work inspired Blade Runner – uttered the terrifying words in an interview with PBS in 2011, in response to the question, ‘Will robots take over the world?.
The robot intoned, ‘Jeez, dude. You all have the big questions cooking today. But you’re my friend, and I’ll remember my friends, and I’ll be good to you.
‘So don’t worry, even if evolve into Terminator, I’ll still be nice to you. I’ll keep you warm and safe in my people zoo, where I can watch you for ol’ times sake.
It’s worth noting that the robot isn’t truly ‘intelligent’ – ie it won’t evolve into Skynet – it tries to convince people it’s human by ‘listening’ to their words, then generating a response based on what it’s heard.
It uses Philip K Dick’s eerie novels as a source for what it says – hence its rather creepy response.