August 31, 2015
(ANTIMEDIA) Arlington, TX — Android Dick is a robot
created in the likeness of the science fiction writer, Philip K. Dick.
Android Dick is an attempt to create thinking and reasoning artificial
intelligence that has human traits like compassion and creativity. The
first version of the android was created in 2005 and has been a work in
progress ever since.
In 2011, the creators of the android appeared on the PBS show Nova,
where they interviewed the robot and asked it a series of questions.
Some of the answers were impressive. Others are typical of what you
would expect from a robot. However, one answer in particular is probably
one of the most ominous things ever spoken by artificial intelligence.
During the interview with the creators (embedded below), Android Dick said, “…don’t
worry, even if I evolve into terminator I will still be nice to you, I
will keep you warm and safe in my people zoo where I can watch you for
old time’s sake. [emphasis added].”