Campaign to Stop Killer Robots warns UN of threat ‘a few years away’

A 2013 photo shows a mock “killer robot” pictured in central London. Photograph: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images 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 years away.” But there are concerning technologies “only a few years, at best, away”, Walsh said, and…


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