Robots get their own internet
In a decision that will not come back to haunt us in any way whatsoever, some genius has decided to give robots their own version of the internet so they can learn from each other. The system, called RoboEarth, which is not a scary name evocative of a thousand science-fiction movies, lets robots upload what they’ve learned about tasks they’ve performed and ask for help from other robots for new tasks they are undertaking. Consigning all puny humans to the carbon mines, for instance. The designers of Robot Earth, who only have our best interests at heart, say that it’s a way of standardizing robot communications so that a common data base and communication network can be formed. In a related story: humanity’s only hope is some time traveler from the future showing up to stop this BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.
As a nonprofit news organization, our future depends on listeners like you who believe in the power of public service journalism.
Your investment in Marketplace helps us remain paywall-free and ensures everyone has access to trustworthy, unbiased news and information, regardless of their ability to pay.
Donate today — in any amount — to become a Marketplace Investor. Now more than ever, your commitment makes a difference.