A video is being shared on social media where a woman says that four robots being developed for military applications have killed 29 scientists at a top robotics company in Japan. Text in the video reads,’ this is horrible.’ Let’s verify this video through this article.
Claim: Four robots killed 29 scientists at a top robotics company in Japan.
Fact: The person speaking in the video is Linda Moulton Howe. The video clip is part of her speech at the Conscious of Life Expo in Los Angeles in February 2018. Had four robots killed 29 scientists, it would have been reported by multiple news organisations, but no such information was ever reported. Hence, claim made in the video, it is FALSE.
Performing a keyword search on the internet to find news reports about the death of 29 people in the arms of four robots led us to an article. According to oregonlive.com, the website of the Newspaper ‘The Oregonian,’ the person speaking in the video is Linda Moulton Howe. Linda has a background in journalism.
‘Journalist and conspiracy theorist Linda Moulton Howe told the story at the Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles in February 2017,’ reported Indy100. It has now been taken offline. ‘Howe believes space aliens have visited Earth many times, but right now, she’s more concerned about robots created by Earthlings. She says the massacre of the scientists has been hushed up because “the robotics company has too much to lose, and the government wants AI robot soldiers.” ‘ Oregon live wrote about Linda Howe.
According to Indy100, ‘In her speech about artificial intelligence and alien encounters, Howe recalls a phone call she said she had with a former marine who had been working for the CIA’. We looked at Howe’s YouTube channel, Earthfiles, and found a video in which she speaks about the same alleged incident.
To know if there is any truth behind her claims, we have further searched the internet but could not find any credible news report on the incident. Four robots, which are under development for military usage, killing 29 humans in a laboratory is huge news for the scientific community. Such incidents would generally be reported in the media but not in this case. It can be concluded that Howe’s story is at best a conspiracy theory with no evidence.
To sum up, there is no evidence to prove that four AI robots killed 29 scientists in a Japanese laboratory.