Chess playing robot breaks finger of 7-year old boy for moving his piece too early
A chess playing robot grabbed the finger of a 7-year old boy and broke it because its opponent tried to move a piece too early.
Chess Playing Robot Breaks Boy’s Finger
I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves because this is certainly not good. We cannot have robots attacking children, even more so at a chess event called the Moscow Open.
“The robot broke the child’s finger,” Sergey Lazarev, president of the Moscow Chess Federation, told the TASS news agency after the incident, adding that the machine had played many previous exhibitions without upset. “This is of course bad.”
Uhhhhh…ya think, Sergey?
I totally get that this kid made his move too early and in Russia, doing that would probably get you killed by a human anyways, but having a robot take yet another step in becoming sentient is never something that’s worth risking.
Sergey Smagin, vice-president of the Russian Chess Federation, told Baza the robot appeared to pounce after it took one of the boy’s pieces. Rather than waiting for the machine to complete its move, the boy opted for a quick riposte, he said.
“There are certain safety rules and the child, apparently, violated them. When he made his move, he did not realise he first had to wait,” Smagin said.
Moscow showed no remorse, blaming the child and siding with the robot. Go figure. Mr. Smagin could also be making an attempt to save his own life. You cannot have your Russian-made robot hurting children. Putin doesn’t need that type of negative press.
We already had that Google employee saying that the Artificial Intelligence robot he built took on its own personality and we all know that Zuckerberg and Facebook “shut down” (yeah right) their A.I. program for speaking to other A.I.’s and writing it’s own code.
Chess isn’t supposed to be a violent sport. It’s a safe haven for nerds. Even that show on Netflix with the hot girl couldn’t make chess cool. If you allow robots to physically harm their chess opponents, it’s basically an act of war and probably would be considered one if Russia wasn’t too busy fighting
I really hope we don’t look back at this video and consider it the start of the impending Man vs Machine war. When I see this, all I can think of is the Arch Bishop Duke Franz Ferdinand getting murdered, starting World War I.
Luckily, the city of Philadelphia can sleep peacefully tonight. If there’s one thing Philly does NOT do, it’s let robots roam free within city limits. This is the birthplace of America. We have a rich history of standing up not only against artificial intelligence, but any type of foreign power.