A new video in social media showing a military-style robot turning on humans went viral this week, provoking panic about developments in artificial intelligence. In reality, the special effects-heavy video was created as a parody of a leading robotics firm's marketing videos.
Content of this video, humans subject an animated armed robot to a series of target-shooting tests in the desert, including recognizing the difference between a fake mannequin and a live human target. Humans beat the robot down with hockey sticks and force it to shoot one of its own a robot dog before it rebels and makes a run for it.
Lot of social media users in twitter shared the content of this video with messages of concern for the robot’s well-being and panic over the robot’s seeming ability to turn against humans. The video was shared by leading personalities on Twitter, including American stand-up comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan.
If this video by @BostonDynamics is true, robots made soldiers obsolete. The future of battlefields are changing.— Mohammed Almeshekah (@meshekah) October 27, 2019
But, I can’t stop thinking of what could go wrong if this robot ???? get hacked! pic.twitter.com/pZXAhZUCBk
Boston Dynamics’ new robot makes soldiers obsolete.— Jinbo Liang (@JinboLiang) October 31, 2019
LA-based studio Corridor @corridordigital created a dystopian world for robots by using CGI.
via @gigadgets_ #cgi #robotics #soldier #futuristic pic.twitter.com/yenZoJtlCK