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When Robots Can Decide Whether You Live or Die

When Robots Can Decide Whether You Live or Die

Military experts worry about how to control a new generation of autonomous lethal weapons.
With no laws to stop them, defense firms are on track to make killer robots a reality

With no laws to stop them, defense firms are on track to make killer robots a reality

Such weapons “violate fundamental legal and ethical principles and would destabilize international peace and security,” says a Dutch NGO.

Pentagon's draft AI ethics guidelines fight bias and rogue machines

Tech companies might have trouble establishing groundwork for the ethical use of AI, but the Defense Department appears to be moving forward. The Defense Innovation Board just published draft
The robots are coming, the robots are coming

The robots are coming, the robots are coming

The development of fully autonomous weapons is already happening, and their use will be nearly impossible to stop or even contain.
AI Controlled Robots Are Training Alongside U.S. Marines

AI Controlled Robots Are Training Alongside U.S. Marines

The military’s mad scientists are training autonomous robots alongside troops in the deserts of California
The “third revolution in warfare” is weapons that can decide to kill on their own

The “third revolution in warfare” is weapons that can decide to kill on their own

Seven countries are known to be developing "killer robots" for military purposes. Have we enabled a dystopian future we'll come to regret?
Report: Kill the idea of “killer robots” before they kill us

Report: Kill the idea of “killer robots” before they kill us

An arms race involving lethal autonomous weapons is underway, says Pax, a Dutch anti-war NGO. Governments and researchers need to put an end to it.
When is a killer robot tank not a killer robot tank? When the Army says it’s not

When is a killer robot tank not a killer robot tank? When the Army says it’s not

After Quartz published ATLAS program details, the Pentagon revised its description of the initiative using AI to allow ground-combat vehicles to identify a target and fire.
The Emotionless Future of War Means Even More Killing

The Emotionless Future of War Means Even More Killing

A new report thinks dispassionate killer robots will carry out the conflicts of tomorrow. What could possibly go wrong?

US, Russia nix formal United Nations discussions on so-called killer robots

To ban or not to ban so-called killer robots, that was the question. And the U.S. and Russia decided the answer was no. The two…

Israeli defense firm demos kamikaze drone bomb that can be called off

IAI's Rotem UAS can act as an eye in the sky—and as death from above.
U.K. wants to use Isaac Asimov style rules to protect us from rogue A.I.

U.K. wants to use Isaac Asimov style rules to protect us from rogue A.I.

Artificial intelligence may still be in its earliest stages, but it is still a future that may be creeping up on us faster than anyone would like. Killer robots taking over the world and supplanting
Westworld season 2: “The puppet show is over and we are coming for you”

Westworld season 2: “The puppet show is over and we are coming for you”

A spoiler-free preview of a journey into deepest, darkest night.
A Global Arms Race for Killer Robots Is Transforming the Battlefield

A Global Arms Race for Killer Robots Is Transforming the Battlefield

More than 20 countries have already called for a ban on autonomous weapons that could decide who to target and kill without human input

Terrorists will launch attacks with killer robots, experts warn

Killer robots will likely fall into the hands of “terrorist groups and rogue states” within the next few years, experts warn. Senior scientists and academics say…
‘Slaughterbots’ video warns of the future of fully autonomous weapons

‘Slaughterbots’ video warns of the future of fully autonomous weapons

This Slaughterbots fictional video from the Future of Life Institute depicts a swarm killer robot drone attack. This chilling short was presented at the recent UN conference on fully autonomous weapon

StratoEnergetics introduces new Slaughterbot autonomous weapon

Looking like an iPhone rollout or creepy TED Talk, this sci-fi PSA from the group Stop Autonomous Weapons looks at a possible near future of autonomous drones trained to kill a specific human target.