Is there a killer robot army on the way?

“I’LL be back!” promised Arnie Schwarzenegger’s Terminator. 1 Minute Alan Shaw Well, experts are warning that it could soon come true. They say real-life Terminators — autonomous weapons systems that kill without human intervention — could be with us within years unless a global treaty is agreed to ban them. Wendell Wallach, of Yale University’s interdisciplinary centre for bioethics warns that technological advances that have led to driverless cars and artificial intelligence have now made killer robots — like Predator drone aircraft — a reality. Wallach is calling for the creation of ethical committees to ensure that research into artificial intelligence is closely monitored. (PA) He also wants a Presidential order to declare that lethal autonomous weapons systems violate international law. “One of the concerns voiced by critics is the…


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