THEY'RE CALLED DECEPTICONS FOR A REASON, MORONS. Basically what these two jerks did is program robots to play hide-and-seek, and for the hider to leave a false trail for the seeker to follow. Wonderful news, really. I couldn't be happier right now if my genitals were on fire.
"The hider's set of false communications was defined by selecting a pattern of knocked over markers that indicated a false hiding position," explains Wagner.
This fiendish plan apparently fooled the hunter droids 75 per cent of the time.
"We have developed algorithms that allow a robot to determine whether it should deceive a human or other intelligent machine and we have designed techniques that help the robot select the best deceptive strategy to reduce its chance of being discovered," says Arkin, proudly.
"We strongly encourage discussion about the appropriateness of deceptive robots to determine what, if any, regulations or guidelines should constrain the development of these systems," adds the prof.
Oh you want to encourage discussion about the appropriateness of deceptive robots, do you? Well since you asked, here's my two cents: I'LL F***ING KILL YOU.
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