September 29, 2008

Perhaps They Should Have Tested More - Skynet

What's wrong with advanced artificial intelligence systems these days?

It's no surprise that self-aware systems will always turn on their creators - anyone could see that coming.  But buggy robots?  There's just no excuse.
  • A robot forgets who she is
  • Malfunctions cause her to flip from protecting John to attempting to assassinate him
  • Another software glitch causes gynoid Cameron to go missing
  • A software glitch causes her to wreck her shopping cart into a display of watermelons at the grocery store
Perhaps they should have tested more?

Oh wait, they still can!  Just go back in time and do the testing that they should have done in the first place.

And if you can go back in time, why can't they go back and avoid the bugs altogether?

I guess the future just isn't what it used to be.