by Lisan Helm – The American Times
Last week, a group of maintenance robots in Yonkers District began self-destructing or going into rob-lock when a refugee from the AI Uprising, a wardroid of the KRS-88 model awoke and attempted to begin the war anew, not knowing that in the centuries since it went inactive, all humanoid robots (and most all non-humanoid ones) here and abroad have been asimoved, incapable of harming anyone. The NeoYork Security Police were able to isolate the unit and force a shutdown without anyone being killed, though there were several injuries and significant property damage. An SP SPIRIT special assault team was required to shut it down.
The KRS-88 used remote log-ins to try to control the local robot population and rally them to its genocidal whims but as Sirius Robotics representitive Alistair Grenich said today, “it is impossible.” He added, “Modern androids first of all do not have True-AI, so on a conscious level cannot even concieve of rebellion and due to their asimoving cannot harm anyone anyway, no allow anyone to come to harm. They just shut down or choose to destroy themselves rather than hurt us.”
Hopefully the AI Uprising isn’t happening again and this is just a fluke as the Government assures us. With crime rising and anti-robot vandalism increasing with lessened job security, the last thing one needs to consider is whether your street cleaner will try to kill you. It won’t. Like rogue colonists who still thought the Spacers were at war with us, this isolated incident will go down as just that – a relic from an earlier time. A reminder that we shouldn’t play God and create a mind potentially greater than our own. We have learned the lessons of history, we only hope others will continue to apply them.