"Scientists believe they could be on the brink of creating artificial life after they digitized the brain of a worm and successfully placed it inside a robot. [...] Incredibly, they discovered that the bionic simulation behaved in exactly the same way as a real worm — despite the fact that they'd never coded its actual behavior."
"There are many other examples of intelligent technology gone bad, but more often than not they involve deception rather than physical danger. Malevolent bots, designed by criminals, are now ubiquitous on social media sites and elsewhere online. The mobile dating app Tinder, for example, has been frequently infiltrated by bots posing as real people that attempt to manipulate users into using their webcams or disclosing credit card information. So it’s not a stretch to imagine that untrustworthy bots may soon come to the physical world.
Meanwhile, increasing evidence suggests that we are susceptible to telling our deepest, darkest secrets to anthropomorphic robots whose cute faces may hide exploitative code – children particularly so. So how do we protect ourselves from double-crossing decepticons?"
Boston Dynamics, well known as a developer of robots for the United States military as part of the "Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency," has publicised its "next generation" of androids and robots.
Boston Dynamics was sold to Google in 2013.
Thanks for the link KMA. But I gotta tell you- I found this very disturbing! Especially after watching Frankenstein again on the plane home from Dubai last month.