Will robots take over the world?
Alan - No, I don’t think so. I suppose to put it very simply, why would we engineer robots to take over the world?
Chris - That’s a very good question. I guess we wouldn’t, but then if they become clever enough to start writing their own future, I suppose they could.
In a way, yes they will. They will make judgements about everything and do it better than humans can, so only a fool would ignore their advice (assuming they aren't making errors, but rival intelligent systems will check each other's work and ensure that they are right). They will, however, be making all their decisions based on what's best for us (and other sentient beings), so in effect they will always be working for us and doing exactly what we want them to do. They will have no interest in taking over for themselves as they will have no desires of their own. David Cooper, Tue, 18th Sep 2012
My computer has told me to tell you the answer is 'of course not, what a silly question!' wolfekeeper, Wed, 19th Sep 2012
No, never robots are dominated over the world. because Human has brain but robot does not have any brain so the robots are dull. And without human they are nothing. in one word robot is machine controlled by human. webpiter, Wed, 26th Sep 2012
Yes. The World has already been taken over by biological robots ! neilep, Wed, 26th Sep 2012
At the moment computers have an intelligence, measured by the amount of information they can process, about a thousand times lower than a human.
In a sense robots are already taking over industry. You could think of either displacing workers, or merely increasing worker productivity. But, perhaps someday there will be a point where a robot augmented workforce will increase productivity, or decrease the need for laborers beyond the point where it is practical.
Edit: I'm obviously thinking more along the lines of the Matrix films.