Friday, October 19, 2007

Has the robot revolution already begun?

This is one of those stories that's so crazy you just want to tell everyone about it. In short, basically robotic weapon systems have been known to go crazy from time to time and kill people!

The National Defence Force is probing whether a software glitch led to an antiaircraft cannon malfunction that killed nine soldiers and seriously injured 14 others during a shooting exercise on Friday.

During the shooting trials at Armscor's Alkantpan shooting range, “I personally saw a gun go out of control several times,” Young says. “They made a temporary rig consisting of two steel poles on each side of the weapon, with a rope in between to keep the weapon from swinging. The weapon eventually knocked the polls down.”

It's too soon! Artificial Intelligence hasn't even been developed yet!

1 comment:

adam said...

Dear God! Why isn't this a bigger story?