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is there any conclusive evidence for a robot uprising in out near future? if so, what can we do about it?

a lot of prominent roboticists are saying that robots will invade our lives. is there a possibility of a robot uprising sooner than 2019? and what will we do about it? and how are robots getting faster and smarter than us every day unitll eventually they surpass us?

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    Oct 4 2012: Given enough computation power, Bayesian algorithms and enough sensors that process the environment, it is in principle possible to create AI.

    If they are smart enough, they should understand some principles of morality (i.e.: harming conscious beings is bad, helping other conscious people is good), and they should be able to conclude that it's not a good idea to eliminate (all) humans.

    We should, as humans, need to accept that, if AI reaches a form of consciousness, we should act in a moral way towards them (like we do with each other, or with animals, plants and other life forms).
    • Oct 10 2012: "we should act in a moral way towards them (like we do with each other, or with animals, plants and other life forms)"

      Let us hope that the robots "act in a moral way" more consistently than humans generally do.

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