We joke a lot about the eventual robot apocalypse — when mankind will inevitably be enslaved by our very own creations and forced to serve under machine overlords — but the reality is that right now, robots are probably more trustworthy than humans. They can’t be bribed, they aren’t inherently evil, and they behave in a predictable and exact manner the vast majority of the time. That’s why DARPA’s ALIAS robot might end up in airplane cockpits sooner rather than later, and if the most recent test of the hardware is any indication, everything is going to be just fine.
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