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Security Robot 'Drowns' in D.C. Office Building's Fountain

At least it looked drowned to CrystalMD founder Bilai Farooqui, who shared a photo of the hapless bot of lying face down — or maybe it was face up — in less than two feet of water. The mobile, nosecone-shaped K5 security robots are designed to patrol areas such as office buildings, malls and parking lots to "gather data with smart eyes and ears." Some scientists and tech leaders, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, have warned that artificial-intelligence computers will achieve human-level intelligence in coming decades before surpassing the human race.

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