SIGINT09 - final8

SIGINT 2009
22. - 24. Mai, Köln

Speakers
Astera
George Shammas
Schedule
Day Control and Surveillance - 2009-05-22
Room Konferenzraum (MP6)
Start time 23:00
Duration 01:00
Info
ID 3166
Event type Lecture
Language used for presentation English
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SIGKILL imminent

Novel Robot Uprising Mitigation Strategies

As we all know, computers are advancing at an incredible rate. How long will it take them to switch from obeying what we teached them, to gain the ability to think and turn over our system? While we've seen this scenario imagined in many movies, it has been rarely ever talked about how to protect yourself in the event of a robot army deciding to mass execute SIGKILL death on all of mankind. This basic but most frightening humanitarian problem is even more escalated as more and more robots are able to reproduce, while more and more scientists are researching possible ways to create an AI and autonomus military killing machines, that may or may not need a person monitoring its behaviour.

Our talk on 'The Future of Everything' will introduce the audience to current development in the field of robotics, while specifically dealing with DIY culture and projects such as the RepRap, MakerBot, and supporting groups. One of the main points will also question the actuality and reasonableness of Asimov's robotic laws, and how these must be adapted over the course of time. After going through possibilities of reasons for an upcoming robot rebellion and uprising, we will focus on possible danger multiplicators as well as strategies to avoid them, and how to react in a potential case of an attack. What advantages will humans still have over a robot armada in the near future? What knowlege should we strive to acquire before an attack, and what key facts should we always remember for the furture? Knowlege of our technological cobweb is the only way to ensure victory when we have no one to rely on but ourselves.