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'Jeopardy' Robots & 7 Other Signs We're Doomed In A Robot Apocalypse (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 01/20/11 04:36 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

IBM reached a technological milestone with the reveal of "Watson", an artificial intelligence program so advanced that it has the ability to interpret wordplay and subtle hints. Everyone's seen the movies (and some have even read the books) about the possibility of a robot uprising. These various forms of "entertainment" downplay the potential Armageddon that could be brought on by the technology we love. The idea of the human race being destroyed by a Roomba is a laughable prospect to most people, but the advent of "Watson" and his victory in a practice round against "Jeopardy" dynamos Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter changes things. Science Fiction is quickly becoming reality and your Roomba may be getting smarter -- smart enough to kill you.

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It's official, our brightest minds in the field of random trivia have been defeated by a robot that humanity created. The biggest implication of this is that if a robot can beat Ken Jennings in the category of "Potent Potables" what chance do our other great thinkers have against AI? If our genius scientists and intellectuals are outsmarted then what chance do our military leaders and politicians have? The short answer is "none". By creating AI that's more intelligent than the smartest human, mankind has put its own extinction into motion. It's only a matter of time before the AI decides to create an army to assert its superiority over the feeble-minded humans. Once this happens we will surely be doomed and the human race will end because of an attempt to impress Alex Trebek.
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