I, for one, want to welcome our robotic overlords ...

Experts Warn of 'Terminator'-Style Military-Robot Rebellion, The Times via Fox News

"Autonomous military robots that will fight future wars must be programmed to live by a strict warrior code, or the world risks untold atrocities at their steely hands. The stark warning -- which includes discussion of a "Terminator"-style scenario in which robots turn on their human masters -- is part of a hefty report funded by and prepared for the U.S. Navy's high-tech and secretive Office of Naval Research."

Autonomous Military Robotics: Risk, Ethics, and Design (report)

"The worries include: where responsibility would fall in cases of unintended or unlawful harm, which could range from the manufacturer to the field commander to even the machine itself; the possibility of serious malfunction and robots gone wild; capturing and hacking of military robots that are then unleashed against us ..."

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