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It is being reported by New York Times that Google has a secret product lab called Google X that has been involved in developing cool projects such as space elevators, driver less cars and also in a unknown secret CIA project of making Robots with weapons. The labs are reportedly run “as mysteriously as the C.I.A.,” and was housed in two facilities – one in California at the company’s headquarters and one in an undisclosed location elsewhere in the country.

“They’re pretty far out in front right now,” Rodney Brooks, a professor emeritus at M.I.T.’s computer science and artificial intelligence lab and founder of Heartland Robotics, told the Times. “But Google’s not an ordinary company, so almost nothing applies.” It is said that the lab is largely filled with robotics engineers, according to The New York Times, in spite of the software engineers more commonly employed by the company.

We understand that some of the experiments are cool, Space elevators, driverless cars are really useful and cool. But whats with Robots for CIA? Have you ever heard a search engine giant actually doing that? Robot cars and interconnected home products are probably not destined for our homes and car ports anytime soon — Google did not officially comment on the status of projects or even the existence of the Google X labs.

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