Skynet

01.19.15
Super Mario AI learns how to kill goombas, heralds Skynet
01.19.15

Super Mario AI learns how to kill goombas, heralds Skynet

Who knew the end of the world would be prophesied by a weird mixture of Super Mario 3 and Super Mar...

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12.14.13
Google acquires Boston Dynamics, the robot builder behind Big Dog and Cheetah
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Google acquires Boston Dynamics, the robot builder behind Big Dog and Cheetah

The New York Times reports tonight that Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, builder of terrifying...

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12.01.11
Ladder-climbing robot brings us one step closer to extinction (video)
12.01.11

Ladder-climbing robot brings us one step closer to extinction (video)

Will finding high ground save you when SkyNet becomes self-aware and Terminators annihilate the...

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11.02.11
Stanford program cracks text-based CAPTCHAs, shelters the replicants among us
11.02.11

Stanford program cracks text-based CAPTCHAs, shelters the replicants among us

CAPTCHAs. In the absence of a Voigt-Kampff apparatus, they're what separate the humans from the only...

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09.10.11
Scientists build WiFi hunter-killer drone and call it SkyNET... Viene Tormenta!
09.10.11

Scientists build WiFi hunter-killer drone and call it SkyNET... Viene Tormenta!

You'd think scientists would proscribe certain names for their inventions -- you wouldn't be ta...

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07.11.11
British researchers design a million-chip neural network 1/100 as complex as your brain
07.11.11

British researchers design a million-chip neural network 1/100 as complex as your brain

If you want some idea of the complexity of the human brain, consider this: a group of British univer...

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02.02.11
RoboEarth teaches robots to learn from peers, pour European fruit beverages (video)
02.02.11

RoboEarth teaches robots to learn from peers, pour European fruit beverages (video)

It's not quite war-ready, but a new Skynet-like initiative called RoboEarth could have you reaching...

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09.10.10
Georgia Tech gurus create deceptive robots, send army of Decepticons to UGA campus
09.10.10

Georgia Tech gurus create deceptive robots, send army of Decepticons to UGA campus

A score from now, when the entire world is burning and you're fighting to remember just how rosy th...

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11.24.09
US Air Force to purchase 2200 more PS3s
11.24.09

US Air Force to purchase 2200 more PS3s

You may laugh at the "It Only Does Everything" ads but those of us with a cot in the Joystiq Bunker...

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