TOP10 ROBOTS OF ALL TIME
FACEBOOK supremo Mark Zuckerberg has waded into the row on whether robots are going to rise up and kill us all.
The billionaire ( was responding to claims by eco-carmaker Elon Musk who reckons it is inevitable that artificial intelligence (AI) will destroy mankind.
He said: “AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilisation.”
Zuckerberg replied: “People who are naysayers and try to drum up these doomsday scenarios, I don’t understand it.”
But kill us or not, which are the best robots? THE FEMBOTS (
199P) EVEN if you knew Liz Hurley had guns in her boobs you’d still have a crack. The moment when her character Vanessa Kensington turns from Austin’s wife to Doctor Evil’s assassin is one of the best twists in spy film history. R2D2 ( 1977) WITHOUT question the best thing in the Star Wars films. This robot can put more meaning and emotion in a few bleeps and squeals than most of his co-stars manage in hours of dialogue. WALL-E ( 2008) SHORT for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class, Wall-E is the cutest robot in history and also manages to save all humanity – so backs up Zuckerberg in this argument. ED209 ( 1987) YEAH, Robocop was the star of the film but the coolest robot was of course the failed future of law enforcement – Ed 209. And if you don’t agree then you’d better change your mind. You have 30 seconds to comply. C3P0 ( 1997) ANNOYING to some but there’s no Star Wars without him. Of course it all would have been different if they’d blasted their escape pod in the first minute of the film, but still. ROBOCOP ( 1987) BRILLIANT flick about a dying cop transformed into a robot and sent back out onto the streets to end the crime surge. METAL MICKEY (1980) BRITAIN’S contribution to the robot world lived in suburbia and was built to perform chores. It also happened to have magical powers too! DATA ( 1994) JUST like Pinocchio, this lifelike android wanted nothing more than to be a real boy. Equal parts moving and funny the robot was the heart and soul of this long-running TV show. JOHNNY 5 ( 1986) DESPITE being a kids film this flick raised deep questions about the when sentience becomes life. And it was funny too. ROBBY THE ROBOT ( 1956) ONE of the first sci-fi robots from the 1950s cult movie. Robbie set the scene for how we imagine AI to look for decades.