We Need to Stop Killer Robots: ‘It May Be Too Late’

Frazer Harrison, Getty Images DAVOS, Switzerland — The world will need to act together, and quickly, in order to avoid a future where autonomous robot packed with artificial intelligence roam battlefields and kill humans. That was the warning, at least from scientists and arms experts at an elite gathering in the Swiss Alps. Rules must be agreed to prevent the development of such weapons, they said, at the Davos meeting of billionaires, scientists and political leaders. Angela Kane, the German UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs from 2012 until last year, said the world had been slow to take pre-emptive measures to protect humanity from the lethal technology. “It may be too late,” she told a debate in Davos. “There are many countries and many representatives in the international community that…


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