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    New frontiers in artificial intelligence:

    Armed war-robots turn on their fleshy masters.
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2008
    Uh oh. Someone was using hax!

    In a seriousness, apparently the robots did have a tendency to spin out of control from time to time; doesn't sound particularly battle ready to me, but I suppose they thought they fixed it if they sent them out. Good thing they installed kill switches 'just in case they go crazy'! Maybe they thought that was sufficient.

    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2008
    I'd take The Register with a grain of salt.

    Miltspec always insists on a "Halt and catch fire" command.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2008
    I'd also check out Wired's Danger Room blog which has a post on this topic. Considering the two publications, I'd rather believe Wired.