Artificial intelligence experts warn UN: Overreliance on cheap drones will create a new arms race

A small drone hovers in the sky on Feb. 1, 2014 in Washington [AFP] Artificial intelligence experts point to looming danger amid unpredictable technology and fears that technology could ‘seduce us into warfare’ Experts in artificial intelligence, lawyers and activists organized by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots gathered at the United Nations on Tuesday to warn against a growing reliance on cheap drones and “stupid AI” that can be unpredictable in the real world. “Terminator always comes up,” Toby Walsh, a professor of artificial intelligence at the University of New South Wales, told reporters on Tuesday, referring to the sci-fi cyborg on a mission to wipe out mankind. “But it’s not really Terminator that we’re worried about at the moment. I think that Terminator is perhaps 50 or so…


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