Google are going to kill us all with robots

27 January 2014

google-plus-logo Google have been busy lately, mainly ignoring everyone's complete and utter indifference to Google+. They've also been spending a lot of money on smaller ventures and, in the meantime, took their eye off the ball long enough to let Gmail bork.

On Friday, anyone trying to get to their emails found that the service was down (as was Calendar and Documents... so too was Google+, but no-one noticed). Almost 42 million users were disconnected.

Google apologised through Ben Treynor, the VP of the internet giant's engineering. He said: "Whether the effect was brief or lasted the better part of an hour, please accept our apologies. We strive to make all of Google's services available and fast for you, all the time, and we missed the mark today. The issue has been resolved, and we're now focused on correcting the bug that caused the outage, as well as putting more checks and monitors in place to ensure that this kind of problem doesn't happen again."

Maybe they dropped the ball because they were too busy celebrating the acquisition of London robotics company - DeepMind - for a reported £242 million.

DeepMind create algorithms that allow programmes to learn from experience like it has a human brain. Maybe Google are building that robot army after all?

They've tracked us online, have the ability to stop us from accessing the internet, mapped out where we live and the entire world and now they're making robots that can think... they're going to invade aren't they?


TOPICS:   Technology   Health

1 comment

  • S C.
    "Your clothes, give them to me"

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