DYER: Artificial intelligence weapons not top priority right now

One of my daughters once proposed my T-shirt should read: “I don’t support war, but war supports me.” And it’s true, I suppose. So you might assume I would leap into action, laptop in hand, when I learned almost 3,000 researchers, experts and entrepreneurs have signed an open letter calling for a ban on developing artificial intelligence (AI) for lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS), or military robots for short. Instead, I yawned. Heavy artillery fire is much more terrifying than the Terminator. Those who signed the letter included celebrities like Tesla’s Elon Musk, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, cosmologist Stephen Hawking, Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn, Demis Hassabis, chief executive of Google DeepMind and Noam Chomsky. They presented their letter in July to the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, meeting in…


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