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Star Wars: Rogue One highlights an uncomfortable fact — military robots can change sides | KurzweilAI

Star Wars: Rogue One highlights an uncomfortable fact — military robots can change sides | KurzweilAI

The latest Star Wars movie, Rogue One [opens Friday Dec. 16], introduces us to a new droid, K-2SO, the robotic lead of the story.

Without giving away too many spoilers, K-2SO is part of the Rebellion freedom fighter group that are tasked with stealing the plans to the first Death Star, the infamous moon-sized battle station from the original Star Wars movie.

The significance of K-2SO is his back story. K-2SO is an autonomous military robot that used to fight for the Rebellion’s enemy — the Imperial Empire. He was captured and reprogrammed by the rebels and is now a core member of Rogue One group.

Source: Star Wars: Rogue One highlights an uncomfortable fact — military robots can change sides | KurzweilAI