Weeks ago, we’ve heard that interesting news bit about Google taking measures towards preventing a potential robot apocalypse scenario.
Some people expressed negative reactions to this, saying the search engine giant is likely over-thinking things since, you know, stuff like that only happen in sci-fi movies, right?
Well listen up and you just might change your mind.
According to a recent report by the Mirror, an intelligent robot from Russia is “set to be scrapped” after it managed to escape a high-tech lab facility – not just once but twice!
Promobot IR77 recently escaped a high-tech lab, causing a traffic jam on the road.
Called the Promobot IR77, the robot has been equipped with artificial intelligence which means the machine is capable of learning from experience and its surroundings.
As a result of the breakout, the programmers have felt compelled to reprogram Promobot IR77 twice but to no avail – it still continues its attempts to escape.
The robot freely roamed outdoors until it ran out of battery.
In its first escape, the robot headed outdoors through an open gate and caused chaos in the traffic before it ran out of battery.
The team is now considering scrapping the program because of it.
Promobot (short fot Promotional Robot) has been designed by Russian robotics experts for the unique purpose of working in customer relations. It has been created to interact with humans and has the capability to answer questions and remember people it has met.
After changing its AI twice, it’s designers are considering to dismantle the robot.
According to the scientists, all the Promobots were well-behaved except one.
Watch the video report here:
Oleg Kivokurtsev, one of the co-founders of the group that created the robot, said:
“We are currently working on third-generation robots which we plan to launch in autumn. This is why we have given all the robots artificial intelligence (AI).”
Speaking about the robot gone rouge, Kivokurtsev added:
“We have changed the AI system twice, so now I think we might have to dismantle it.”
I say do it soon – while you still can.
This is Why You Should Totally Pee in the Shower
…and it has absolutely nothing to do with hygiene.
People don't really think twice about peeing in the toilet. Its an everyday occurrence. Its what they've been potty trained to do since childhood.
But do you know it would be infinitely much better if we retrain ourselves to pee in the shower instead? While most people would turn their noses up at the seemingly unhygienic practice of urinating while showering (imagine your pee running down your leg), getting used to this new habit is more important now than ever before.
It all boils down to water conservation.
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According to Scientists, They Can Recreate Real Dinosaurs In 5-10 Years
This isn’t going to end well.
We’ve all seen Jurassic Park and so we all know recreating dinosaurs can be a terrible idea. Still, several news reports tell us that, yes, scientists are pursuing such a project. The scary part? Well they are pretty optimistic that we’ll soon have dinosaurs again within the next 5 to 10 years.
Ironically, Dr. Jack Horner, one of the paleontologists involved in the genetic research, was a consultant for the Jurassic flicks and was the inspiration for the character of Dr. Alan Grant.
Initially, Dr. Horner believed that recreating these monstrous creatures required working with DNA strands but studies about DNA degradation over the years have made that an impossible direction to take.
However, a group of scientists from Harvard and Yale have discovered a more feasible alternative – chickens. ...
Tiny Ancient Egyptian Coffin Contains A Surprising Secret
No one was expecting the revelation inside this particular coffin…
Researchers curating a collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts in a UK museum rediscovered a tiny coffin measuring only 17 inches long.
For over the century the tiny coffin has been at the Fitzwilliam Museum, nobody knew or even suspected the big secret the sarcophagus was hiding within.
It was Initially assumed to contain mummified organs traditionally removed during ancient ritual burials. When researchers ran a cross sectional CT scan of the cedar sarcophagus, they were amazed at what it contained.
The timeworn coffin contained the remains of a human fetus!