Tuesday, January 26, 2016

If killer robots arrive, the Terminator will be the least of our problems - The Washington Post

Glad to know this was on the agenda at the World Economic Forum meeting last week, and that groups such as the Future of Life Institute are pursuing bans
"Autonomous weapons haven’t surfaced in the mainstream but loom on the horizon as the technology behind them is young, but rapidly advancing. Based on existing technology, the weapons could be able to independently find and kill enemies, so that a country doesn’t put its humans in harm’s way. The weapons may arrive in a variety of forms, including small drones or robot soldiers.

“Being attacked by an army of Terminators is a piece of cake when compared to being attacked by this kind of weapon,” said Stuart Russell, a computer science professor at the University of California-Berkeley. “We’re [talking] about systems that weigh less than an ounce, that can fly faster than a person can run, can blow holes in their heads with one gram of shape-charge explosive, and can be launched in the millions.”"
If killer robots arrive, the Terminator will be the least of our problems - The Washington Post
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