And so we survive JUdgement Day, only to face a new nightmare.
Don't forget = "Some robots advanced fearlessly into poison zones, flashing warning lights to keep other robots out of harms way."
Cool, yes, but also a mite disturbing. Still, that's why we have EMP weaponry.
...wait, do we?
OMFG!!!! That is the most awesome thing I've read all year! I've always had a fondness for machine intelligences, and especially for more realistic machine societies (IE, not just good or evil, but a mix along the spectrum). I also happen to be writing a story featuring some very humanlike machine races.
Wow! What a fantastic study! Thanks for posting this. :)
I just got round to talking to my friend who works in that Swiss university department and the programmer who worked on this is actually a friend of his! Apparently he's furious with the media hype about this experiment. "the "emergence of cheats and martyrs" is actually explainable in very simple terms
with no need to talk about cheating" He did try to explain but I didn't understand it. It wasn't his best explanation ever and I expect it didn't help talking on MSN.
It's too bad you can't get him to post a follow up here. I for one would love to read his views on his experiment. Is there info published? In English?