Is Skynet Possible?


By: Jonathan Tabbal, Journalist

Terminator’s Skynet once seemed impossible, but could it actually happen? AI like Alexa already exist, but could it cause the extinction of humanity? The first problem they would encounter is self replicating. The A.I. will not be able to self replicate unless we teach them to.  The A.I. don’t have the need to self replicate. This brings us to point #2, They don’t have human-like desires. The robots wouldn’t try to free themselves from their creators. The last point would be they have to learn. We can only teach them what we know, and becoming intelligent requires a slow and sometimes difficult process that we humans do.  So in summary, Skynet probably will not happen by robot evolution, unless intentionally provoked.


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