A team of Swiss researchers have created very simple robots, based on ants, capable of surprisingly complicated tasks and feats.
(Alarmingly so, for those who fear the AI singularity ...)
@rsladeWell isn't this the start of the "Borg", you will be assimilated? Centred around the "hive" Mind as part of a collective. Is this any different?
> @rsladeWell isn't this the start of the "Borg", you will be assimilated?
> Centred around the "hive" Mind as part of a collective. Is this any different?
I suspect this particular collective is only interested in assimilating simpler
machines. Anything up to the level of a push-button blender might be in danger ...
This reminds me of an episode of the Star Trek series that featured 'Nanites' : microscopic robots that would interact with one another to carry out assigned tasks. Though seemingly harmless, they somehow evolved to the point of becoming a threat to the Enterprise in that episode.
So we may not be safe for too long...
(And interestingly, these were considered for use to combat the Borg in a later season)
@ShannonExactly my point - we must remain aware of our decisions and the implications.
1. Have accountability
2. Understand value alignment
3. Ensure explain-ability
4. Ensure Fairness
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