How can we stop robots rising up against the human race? © Getty Images

How can we stop robots rising up against the human race?

Ultimately we hold the power to stop our robot overlords.

Asked by: Anonymous
The best robots today struggle to walk over uneven ground, never mind stage a successful coup. And while computing power has advanced enormously in the last 50 years, battery technology has not made the same progress, so we could probably defeat a robot army by controlling their access to recharging facilities. We’re much more likely to wipe ourselves out by accidentally bioengineering a new deadly disease or by poisoning the environment. A robot uprising would need machines that are more powerful, intelligent, self-aware, self-sufficient and malevolent than humans. At the moment, they don’t achieve even one of those goals, let alone all at once.

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