UNSW professor heads to the UN to call for ban on killer robots

UNSW Professor Toby Walsh poses with the generally friendly Baxter the robot at the UNSW Computer sciences building, ahead of a trip to New York to try and convince the UN ban killer robots. Ryan Stuart A professor from the University of New South Wales will head to New York this week to speak at a United Nations event highlighting the deadly threats of artificial intelligence in modern warfare, and call for a ban on autonomous weapons. Professor Toby Walsh has been invited to address a side event at the UN General Assembly’s First Committee on International Security and Disarmament, by a group called Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, in which he will seek to influence countries to act upon the ethical and practical concerns arising from rapid advances in artificial intelligence…


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