Calling for a Ban on Killer Robots

by | Aug 23, 2017 | News | 1 comment

The founders of 116 robotics and artificial intelligence companies, from across 26 countries, are calling on the UN and governments to ban the use of lethal autonomous weapons. Earlier today, CARES Director, Prof. Bruce MacDonald was on Radio Live talking to Wendyl Nissen about the potential threat of killer robots.

“In this case, the, so-called killer robots are shooting at people or exploding bombs… there are dire consequences if something goes wrong and people are quite rightly flagging that up and saying we really ought to think about what we are doing here.” – Prof. Bruce MacDonald.

To hear Bruce and Wendyl discuss the various issues around sending robots to fight wars and the potential problems of removing the human decision-making element in the final button pushing side, listen to the full broadcast here.  To find out more about the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, click here.

Photo credit: from the Radio Live article.

Calling for a Ban on Killer Robots

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