‘Killer Robots’ Could Trigger New Arms Race

By Noel Sharkey, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics As part of Sky News’ series Robot Revolution, Artificial Intelligence (AI) expert Professor Noel Sharkey looks at what impact machines could have on future battlefields. Do we want robots to have the final decision about who lives and who dies in military conflict zones? This is a question generating intense discussion amongst the world’s nations and militaries at the United Nations. It also the subject of an open letter from the Future of Life Institute, and signed by thousands of artificial intelligence experts, calling for a ban on autonomous weapons systems also known as “killer robots”. No, this isn’t the plot of a science fiction movie. Play video “Special Report: Robot Revolution” Video: Special Report: Robot Revolution Several nations including the…

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