back to article Boffins caution against allowing robots to run on AI models

Computer scientists at the University of Maryland (UMD) have asked robot makers to do further safety research before wiring language and vision models to their hardware. Given the constant stream of reports about error-prone, biased, opaque LLMs and VLMs over the past year, it might seem obvious that putting a chatbot in …

  1. Neil Barnes Silver badge
    Headmaster

    Place the letter R with green and blue stripes into the...

    See, that's the problem right there: it's having a grammar error!

    One puts things into or in, but one places in or on (or under or alongside or... other prepositions are available)

  2. Marty McFly Silver badge
    Terminator

    Robots with AI

    What could possibly go wrong?

    1. Jumbotron64

      Re: Robots with AI

      “What could possibly go wrong?”

      Possibly….anything? Or alternatively…everything.

    2. chivo243 Silver badge
      Facepalm

      Re: Robots with AI

      ED-209 springs to mind immediately... and throw in replicants for good measure! Leon gave me the creeps, and of course Roy.

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Robots with AI

      Agreed. Anyone who is not concerned about the possible issues is advised to consult the BOFH archives on this esteemed site.

  3. m4r35n357 Bronze badge

    Erm . . .

    Like vehicles, you mean?

    1. Dave 126 Silver badge

      Re: Erm . . .

      Vehicles running on LLM-based object recognition - have you any examples?

  4. Dave 126 Silver badge

    The man...

    ...whose robot mistook his wife for a hat.

  5. EricB123 Bronze badge

    Send One Dollar to...

    I'm going to start a sensational sweepstakes! I will charge $1 per guess of the future date the first AI robot induced disaster occurs. When the inevitable happens, I'll give a $1000 prize to whomever guesses the closest. Is that illegal gambling?

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