Ex-Google CEO is relatively certain robots aren’t going to kill us for another decade or two


Rest easy, fellow humans; robots probably aren’t going to enslave or eliminate humans for at least another decade or so. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference last week, ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt downplayed the popular doomsday scenario, stating: Everyone immediately then wants to talk about all the movie-inspired death scenarios, and I can confidently predict to you that they are one to two decades away. So let’s worry about them, but let’s worry about them in a while. That’s not exactly comforting. Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have amplified the discussion in recent years. With an entire generation…

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