A call to ban autonomous weapons, signed by Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and many other prominent figures in science and technology.
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Who would have thought we would give robots the ability to kill us volontarily?
reminds me of a short story about a military AI that goes rogue. It goes over the ethical (and technical) implications pretty well.
I'm a big fan of Max Tegmark but this letter defines "autonomous weapons" so poorly that it covers land mines. Not that land mines are a good thing but they ain't no Teranis.The impediments to autonomous weaponry are legal, not moral. Liability and culpability get really confusing without a human exercising kill authority.
The impediments to autonomous weaponry are legal, not moral. Liability and culpability get really confusing without a human exercising kill authority.