Fearing for the future: Human Rights Watch speaker discusses artificial intelligence’s use as weapon

A future in which killer robots roam our lands, ravaging anything in their path, may be closer than we think. The Center for International Stabilization and Recovery at JMU is tackling this frightening and morally fraught issue. CISR hosted an informational meeting in Miller Hall on Monday evening during which Mary Wareham, advocacy director of the arms division at Human Rights Watch, presented the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots’ recent efforts and future plans to ban artificially intelligent weaponry before it comes into widespread use. The Campaign is made up of a steering committee, which governs its decisions.  “CISR is an organization interested in preventing the consequences of war,” said Brenna Feigleson, CISR’s project manager and research associate. She later added that the Center places the most emphasis on traumatized…


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