I just finished watching a cheesy scifi action movie on Netflix. It was called Kill Command. Team of military guys on island being hunted by robots. Good old fashion B-movie fun. If you want some shallow scifi action, can’t go wrong with this one. Got the jaded military veteran. Suspicious corporate scientist. Cool evil robot designs. Yeah, the robots were apparently totally designed to be evil. Then they went evil! Who could have anticipated that?
Minor spoilers below:
My favorite part is when they finally find out why the robots are rampaging like they are. The test to see how well they do against human military forces? They forgot to put a end condition. So the AI is just continuing to do the live-fire exercise to learn how to defeat humans. To the point of hacking the com system to order a more experienced squad to come to the island for ‘training’ just to get more experience in the exercise. Just such a realistic way for things to get fucked. That will probably be how actual military robots end humanity if it happens. Some programmer will forget to put the ‘stop killing when enemy is dead’ subroutine in the software and so the robots will just keep going.