WATCH: Robot playing chess breaks seven-year-old's finger!

WATCH: Robot playing chess breaks seven-year-old's finger!

What in the 'I, Robot' is going on here?!

Young boy plays chess with a robot
Young boy plays chess with a robot/Twitter Screenshot/@xakpc

Chess is a game of strategy, one that requires you to think and plan as you make your moves. 

So it comes as no surprise to us that robots would be good at this, because they are engineered to be this way. 

What also doesn't come as a surprise to us is the theory that artificial intelligence will ultimately destroy humanity. 

For years, people have spoken about AI being all well and good for the advancement in the tech world, but it being the reason that humanity goes extinct. 

Perhaps not literally, but with AI comes less need for a human workforce. However, this story leans more towards the theory from lobbyists who have been against the introduction of AI for fear of it ultimately destroying human kind in the literal sense.

A seven-year-old boy was on the receiving end of this theory recently. As he played chess with a robot at the Moscow Open, the robot grabbed onto his finger and did not let go...

Eventually breaking the young man's finger! 

According to the organisers of the event, the young boy was too quick in taking his turn to move and this is what led to the robot grabbing his finger. 

Even so, that is a bit harsh, don't you think? 

Nevertheless, a video of what happened was posted on Twitter. And the tweet made a good point, that AI destroying humanity is false, in fact it is the engineers who build the robots that cause the issues...

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Here is another video of the chess playing robot in action, courtesy of YouTube

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