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Cyber security expert warns about the dangers of robots

Cyber security expert warns about the dangers of robots”

Dr Nick Patterson, from Deakin University in Melbourne, has said that hackers could potentially take control of the sex robot and force it to use knives or carry out other violent acts against the person using it. (It's the more powerful, non-bodied AI who'll cause the problems.) The real danger isn't the robots themselves, but the humans who would use them. And now it looks like the lessons of science fiction could soon prove prescient, because cybersecurity scientists are warning that hackers could turn your sex machine into a murderbot.

So since this isn't about artificial intelligence run amok, is this really something to worry about? Work, also, may not have considered sex robots as a viable weapon in the USA military arsenal but if you can take Patterson's warning seriously, there's probably someone at an alphabet agency such as the Central Intelligence Agency that has.

Since these sex robots use the same operating system like a phone or PC use, this may not seem so insane after all, especially if these robots are ever connected to the internet which would make them easy to hack. "Once a robot is hacked, the hacker has full control and can issue instructions to the robot". Toasters could be hacked to electrify you.

So that hunk of junk you've been making love to may try to kill you someday.

The report acknowledged the issues around hacking and data privacy, especially in regard to online sex robots.

If you ignore rule one, never connect it to the internet. If we reach a point where such robots are capable of lifelike movements - and their "brains" can be tweaked via software updates - it's certainly not out of the realm of possibility that "death by sex robot" ends up on some unfortunate soul's tombstone.

Never speak of yours to anyone.

While tales of killer sex robots might make Patterson sound insane, he's not alone when it comes to scaremongering over robots, with Tesla Inc. chief executive officer and founder Elon Musk also being fond of spinning nightmares about killer robots.



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