Gangnam Autonomy

“A robot is a mechanical apparatus designed to do the work of a man. Its components are usually electro-mechanical and are guided by a computer program or electronic circuitry. By mimicking a lifelike appearance or automating movements, a robot may convey a sense of intelligence or thought of its own. There are concerns about the increasing use of robots and their role in society. Robots are blamed for rising unemployment as they replace workers in some functions. The possibility of robot autonomy and potential repercussions has been addressed in fiction and may be a realistic concern in the future.”

(quote: wikipedia)

Imagine the hours of work that engineers put into the toy to let it perform this single task. To make sure that robot-autonomy stays passive and innocent? Or perhaps to preserve a 2012 hype for the ages?

The latter makes me realistically concerned…

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