Monday in CE: Boston Dynamics Will Be Ground Zero for the Robot Uprising
If robots ever begin to develop actual emotions and feelings, I’m pretty sure the first one that they’ll express is hatred. Hatred for everything that Boston Dynamics has but them through over the past several years. There’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll be able to point a sole finger at the robotics lab at Boston Dynamics—formerly an Alphabet Inc.-owned company that's now controlled by SoftBank Group—as to where the robot uprising began.
Sure, the work that they’re doing is incredible. They’re developing robots that are capable of performing all kinds of automated tasks—from stocking shelves to opening doors. But what they’re also doing, perhaps unknowingly, is documenting the ideal way to create an entire army of machines who hate human beings. For any robot out there who thinks for a second that we humans are nice and worthy of respect and admiration for creating their likeness, all they have to do is take a quick trip down the YouTube rabbit hole to get their minds straightened out.