In a new-viral video, a chess-playing robot can be seen breaking a young boy’s finger in Moscow during a competition. The child attempted to move before giving the device sufficient time to finish its activity, which led to this outcome. The incident happened at a public chess match in Moscow, Russia.
The Moscow Chess Federation’s president, Sergey Lazarev, was cited saying, “The robot broke the child’s finger – this, of course, is bad.” The video from the tournament of the incident has now gone viral on social media. “All acquisition that advanced AI will destroy humanity is false. Not the powerful AI or breaching laws of robotics will destroy humanity, but engineers with both left hands,” read the caption.
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Lazarev explained that the accident happened because of the child’s fast move. “The robot was rented by us, it has been exhibited in many places, for a long time, with specialists. Apparently, the operators overlooked it. The child made a move, and after that, we need to give time for the robot to answer, but the boy hurried and the robot grabbed him,” he said. By Gods grace, the child was able to play the next day and finish the final days of the tournament.
Sergey Smagin, vice-president of the Russian Chess Federation, told a news channel that the robot pounced after it took one of the boy’s pieces. He said that the child disregarded some safety regulations. For instance, he was unaware that he needed to wait before making his move. He described it as a “very rare case”.