Better Facial Recognition Tech Could Lead to Robot Hitmen

From catching thieves to finding lost pets, facial recognition technology has already done a fair bit of good for humanity. But artificial intelligence experts warn new developments in the field could soon trigger a more troubling use of facial recognition software: weapons that function like robot hitmen, complete with “vision” as accurate as the human eye. The controversial new technology is poised to hit the market in a few years and could spark “a third revolution in warfare,” said the University of Montreal’s Yoshua Bengio, who leads the foremost research group on the powerful AI technique known as deep learning. Unlike weaponized drones, which remote human pilots use to target geographic areas based on various “signatures” of people the US government believes to be militants, Bengio predicts the killing machines…


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