Dear readers of,

I believe that robots will in fact become dangerous at some point and could potentially wipe out human existence. Artificial intelligence has been around for some time now, but it just keeps getting improved with time and it continues to get smarter. I feel that at some point it will catch up to us and become smarter than  humans to the point where they are able to make their own decisions without us. For example, on the article “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of Human Era” by James Barrat it said, “someone (or some thing) will create an AI that is smarter than humans, often called artificial superintelligence”. This shows how sooner or later technology will  become very intelligent which could mean the end for humans because if robots take over we will no longer be needed if they are able to think like us and do the same things humans do. A second source that supports my claim is how in the movie “I robot”, the robot Vicky, interpreted the three laws of robotics differently which led her to believe that more humans could be saved if a few were killed. Vicky took the first law which is to not injure a human being and had a complete different understanding of it which allowed her to control the other robots into attacking people. Therefore, robots pose a threat to us because even though every robot has the three laws programmed in them, it could be possible for them to do the same thing Vicky did and see the first law differently than us humans. Since scientists keep trying to make them more human-like I feel like there is definitely a possibility of this happening because with all these new improvements robots could probably start evolving on their own. With robots having a mind of their own, they could try to hurt humans because they won’t need us anymore and we will become useless. For this reason, the people that design and improve robots should be aware of these possible threats and make sure that they do not make a mistake that could impact humans negatively. I believe that technology is fine as it is right now and no more improvements should be made because more upgrades could be dangerous. Humans aren’t being harmed in any way by robots at the moment, but eventually a glitch will occur, so we have to be aware of the possible consequences of advanced technology. 

Thank you for taking the time to read my letter regarding robots and the threat they are to our human existence.


Elia Urias


CC BY-SA 4.0 Robots: Threat to Humans by Elia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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