Killer robots which use facial recognition before slaughtering people ‘will be devastating to humankind’

Professor Russell states: “This short film is more than just speculation, it shows the results of integrating and miniaturising technologies that we already have.

“I’ve worked in AI for more than 35 years. Its potential to benefit humanity is enormous, even in defence.

“But allowing machines to choose to kill humans will be devastating to our security and freedom – thousands of my fellow researchers agree.

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  • Clink9

    Can’t see how anything could go wrong with that.

    Like the driverless truck coming at (to) a Christmas Market near you.

  • Hard Little Machine

    What’s the downside?

    • tom_billesley

      It eludes me.

  • QiPo

    Where this is going is foreseeable from history. Now we see friends and enemies playing with initially guarded nuclear secrets. One day, thanks to human nature, some so-called benign machine will be given a “new” set of instructions. Remember the joke of internet security for starters?

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  • Allan

    These assholes never heard of the 3 laws of robotics.

    • Watchman

      Asimov himself wrote at least one book about the flaw in his 3 Laws of Robotics: once you can redefine your human target as non-human you can harm anyone you want to.

  • Solo712

    Lucky to be no danger to the deep state and having a girlfriend who is a plastic surgeon.

  • K1

    Why did you think it sounded like a good idea to pursue in the first place?!
    Daft twits
    Now you have to develope it to protect ourselves
    I think the security forces is going to have to let people protect themselves