Canada under pressure to lead ban on ‘killer robots’

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is facing pressure on several fronts to lead an international ban on the use of autonomous weapons, the so-called “killer robots” that some fear could result from artificial intelligence run amok.

The calls come as Canada hosted a G7 meeting this week in which ministers from the world’s richest economies pushed AI as the key to kick-starting growth and jobs of the future — a discussion that largely skirted the technology’s darker implications.

Justin does not inspire confidence.

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