"They Promised Us Flying Cars, But All We Got Was A Suicidal Robot"

August 16, 2017
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A Knightscope K5 security robot that patrolled an office complex along the Georgetown waterfront in Washington, D.C.,“committed suicide” by falling into the building’s fountain.

After several months of monitoring misbehaviors and parking violations, the security robot (nicknamed by its human co-workers as “Steve”) chose do something outside of its normal routine - end it all. The action begs people to consider the robot’s artificial intelligence and question whether the robot accidentally fell in due to technology errors, or perhaps, the robot realized its dull fate and chose death.


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