Killer Robots Discussed At 2016 World Economic Forum

Share Tweet Share Share Email While the prospect of “killer robots” is nothing new to the world of science fiction, the topic had never come up at the World Economic Forum until now. At this year’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the topic of autonomous weapons came up amid a flurry of discussions pertaining to artificial intelligence and for the first time, was entertained by the scientists, political leaders and billionaires in attendance. The elite group, which convened earlier this week at a snow-covered ski resort in Davos, discussed the notion of implementing rules to safeguard humanity from the potential dangers posed by autonomous weapons. Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO and founder of private space firm SpaceX, and world renown theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking are but two of a growing number that have warned of the…


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