As if we weren’t already afraid enough of what robots are capable of, we can now add “sinking a half court basketball shot” onto the list of all the crazy and amazing things these machines can do.
The robot, wearing a Toyota jersey and is reportedly powered by artificial intelligence (AI), was recently unveiled at a basketball game in Japan.
— B.LEAGUE（Bリーグ） (@B_LEAGUE) April 11, 2019
It can’t shoot lasers from its eyes or flames from its hands, but it can pull off one of the most satisfying half court shots that you’re likely to see — and it did it completely effortlessly.
The robot, called CUE3, is listed as Alvark Tokyo’s newest player, taking up a spot at the shooting guard position, according to SB Nation. CUE3 has monstrous accuracy with its three point shots, draining them from distances that only Steph Curry can pull regularly.
While it’s all fun and games now, netizens couldn’t help but make jokes about the imminent future when robots take over everything!
But can we really blame the humans, though?
We’re doomed https://t.co/TlCzECQSou
— SB Nation (@SBNation) April 11, 2019
My goodness the end is near for all of us. https://t.co/W1XVzOXUtq
— Curtis Fitzpatrick (@cfitzfox) April 11, 2019
I know it’s all fun and games right now, but we gotta STOP. https://t.co/jASmyh1VQc
— Janson Silvers (@JansonSilvers) April 11, 2019
Nah fam we can’t let robots have this https://t.co/p1tMfdr6Qu
— Benjamin Cruz (@cruzkontrol) April 11, 2019
Of course, we gotta program them to have respect first.
The problem with these new robots is their attitude, and how they disrespect their opponents and the game. Did you see how long it held the follow through? Arrogant. https://t.co/Si5A7ZVrFS
— Jason Roe (@Roe_JasonT) April 11, 2019
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