16 Sep '18, 6am

The Threat of Killer #Robots

The Threat of Killer #Robots

Artificial intelligence (AI) has a growing number of applications in the security and military areas. It facilitates manoeuvres in the field, and can save lives when things go wrong. It also boosts the performance of armies by providing robot allies to combat forces. According to some experts, Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) are creating a “Third Revolution” in warfare, after gunpowder and nuclear weapons. It is time we start worrying about the day when armies of robots are capable of conducting hostilities with full autonomy, without humans to command them. Vasily Sychev Many corporations around the world are conducting vital scientific research in the field of AI. The results to date have been excellent – AI has learned to predict a person’s risk of developing diabetes with the use of a smartwatch, or to tell the difference, based on their appearance, between mo...

Full article: https://en.unesco.org/courier/2018-3/threat-killer-robots

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