Scientists to study dangers of possible robot domination

The world being taken over by robots isn’t an unusual plot for science fiction movies but starting next year, researchers will be looking into the possibility of machines taking over the human race. Cambridge philosophy professor Huw Price, cosmology and astrophysicist Martin Rees and Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn of the Cambridge Project for Existential Risk are setting up the Center for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) that will be tasked to look into the dangers posed by biotechnology, artificial life and nanotechnology. On its website Cambridge scientists state that, “the seriousness of these risks is difficult to asses but that in itself is a cause of concern.”

Read more on BBC and The Cambridge Project for Existential Risk.