Killer #Robots Must Be Human Tethered Says #AI Panel #Human #Dystopia #Technoskeptic

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““Lethal autonomous weapons systems that remove meaningful human control from determining the legitimacy of targets and deploying lethal force sit on the wrong side of a clear moral line,” the open letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated.”

“Notably, soon after the experts’ letter to the UN was published, the UK said it would oppose a preemptive ban on “killer robots.” A spokesman for the British Ministry of Defence said that the UK would abstain from the ban, adding that all its weapons would “always remain under human control,” even if “they become increasingly high-tech.””

“Today we stand on the precipice of what world-renowned Australian artificial-intelligence expert Toby Walsh has called “the third revolution in warfare, after gunpowder and nuclear arms.” We face the near-term possibility of autonomous weapons that would select, engage and kill military or police targets without any need for human intervention or oversight. If developed, they will permit armed conflict to be fought at a scale greater than ever, and faster than humans can comprehend.”