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Have autonomous military machines killed people without human supervision?

As the reports I have linked below refer to military machines, namely robots, drones, and the like, these are what I mean by autonomous machine. These military machines have, to my knowledge up to now,...
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Was Opportunity's last message to Earth "My battery is low and it's getting dark"?

On February 13 2019, NASA announced that Opportunity - a Mars rover launched in 2003 with an intended longevity of three months - was likely to be dead. In the wake of this event, and the outpouring ...
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Did a Tesla car collide with a Russian robot?

This story made the rounds in the news: a Tesla car "killed" an autonomous robot in Las Vegas in January 2019. There is some controversy about whether the incident was a real accident or a ...
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Can robots develop prejudices on their own?

A September 2018 Article from The Sun (promulgated by Fox News) article is headlined: EVIL BOTS Robots can become ‘racist and sexist’ all on their own, study finds That study was based on a "give ...
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Is Boston Dynamics developing the quadruped robot in this video?

This June 2018 episode of Frankie Boyle's New World Order shows a video snippet purportedly of a quadruped Boston Dynamics robot capable of opening a door. Is such a robot actually in development?
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Is this a woman imitating a robot or a real robot?

This YouTube video shows a supposed robot shown on Tokyo Game show for the presentation of PlayStation4 game. The robot (if it is one) looks so realistic that it looks hard to believe it really is a ...
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Did the Mall Robot Commit Suicide? [closed]

Some media have asserted that the mall robot committed suicide. I've done work with AI and most of what is stated in media or in entertainment is complete fiction (like Terminator could never happen -...
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Is there a woman named Lilly who is engaged to a robot she built?

The Daily Mail informs us that: A French woman has revealed she is in love with a robot and determined to marry it. [...] Now, Lilly is reportedly engaged to the robot and says they will marry when ...
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