Autonomous Weapons Deemed Highly Dangerous and Unpredictable

Autonomous weapons have been deemed highly dangerous and unpredictable, at a recent conference discussing how artificial intelligence might shape the world in the following years and decades. The annual event, known as the World Economic Forum, took place in Davos, Switzerland between January 19 and 23, and brought together researchers, politicians and business entrepreneurs. The ultimate purpose of the event was to discuss recent global trends, in order to identify potential challenges and means of addressing them. One of the topics debated during the conference was the way artificial intelligence can cause irreversible transformations when it comes to military operations and warfare. For instance, Angela Kane, the United Nations’ High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, argued that the potential risks associated with the use of autonomous weapons are being underestimated by…


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