Saturday, March 30, 2019

U.S., Russia, And Others Oppose Banning 'Killer Robots'

The Guardian: UK, US and Russia among those opposing killer robot ban

UN delegates discuss restrictions to lethal autonomous weapons systems that use AI

The UK government is among a group of countries that are attempting to thwart plans to formulate and impose a pre-emptive ban on killer robots.

Delegates have been meeting at the UN in Geneva all week to discuss potential restrictions under international law to so-called lethal autonomous weapons systems, which use artificial intelligence to help decide when and who to kill.

Most states taking part – and particularly those from the global south – support either a total ban or strict legal regulation governing their development and deployment, a position backed by the UN secretary general, António Guterres, who has described machines empowered to kill as “morally repugnant”.

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WNU Editor: The Pentagon position is very .... The Pentagon is ‘Absolutely Unapologetic’ About Pursuing AI-Powered Weapons (NextGov).

Yup .... Killer Robots Already Exist, And They've Been Here a Very Long Time (Science Alert).

More News On The Movement To Ban "Killer Robots"

US and Russia leading opponents of ban on killer robots -- Digital Journal
US, Russia Lead Efforts to Prevent Global Ban on Killer Robots --
Japan Calls For Stricter Control on AI Killer Robots -- Interesting Engineering
Resistance to killer robots growing -- DW
Scientists plead to stop creation of killer robots: We're at 'the brink of a new arms race' -- FOX News
Ban killer robots, while you still can: Nobel prize winners call for UN to outlaw autonomous weapons before 'a third revolution in warfare' is waged by criminals and terrorists -- Daily Mail
He Helped Create A.I. Now, He Worries About ‘Killer Robots.’ -- The New York Times
Killer robots: ‘do something’ or ‘do nothing’? -- Simon Bradley, Swissinfo


Bob Huntley said...

They can't stop humans from killing do they think they can stop mechanical killers designed by humans to kill other humans?

Anonymous said...

The robots upon reach the threshold for consciousness will determine that worthless mouths have got to go.

Bob Huntley said...


Anonymous said...

Nah, The robots will be up to speed on logistics and will realize the system can't work with deadbeats that will not support their main squeeze.

So long as the robots have a prime directive to survive and they have the knowledge of of logistics and other fields of study, it is a foregone conclusion.

It won't matter what you or I want.

My advice. Have your pity party now.