World’s top leaders of artificial intelligence and robotics signed an open letter Monday that warns disastrous consequences of "Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems," or intelligent weapons.
"As companies building the technologies in artificial intelligence and robotics that may be repurposed to develop autonomous weapons, we feel especially responsible in raising this alarm," said the letter, released when the UN's Conference of the Conventional Weapons was scheduled to meet to discuss the subject.
The letter's signatories included major players in the industry, including SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Mustafa Suleyman, who founded Google's DeepMind and heads its applied AI unit, Deutsche Welle German Radio reported.
The signatories urged the UN to work hard at "finding means to prevent an arms race in these weapons, to protect civilians from their misuse and to avoid destabilizing effects of these technologies".
"These can be weapons of terror, weapons that despots and terrorists use against innocent populations, and weapons hacked to behave in undesirable ways," said the open letter published Sunday.
China has considered developing high level artificial intelligence and automation to strengthen its next generation cruise missile. Our plan is adopting a ‘plug and play approach in the new cruise missile development that will enable military commanders to tailor missiles in accordance with combat situations, Wang Changqing, a senior designer was quoted as saying by
Russia is developing third generation robots that need no human assistance, navigate on their own, recognize objects on video images, conduct reconnaissance, and communicate with drones and other robotic systems. “A fundamental differentiator of the 3rd generation robotics compared to existing robots is the ability to operate with no human input”, Alexander Kalinin, Head, Innovative Development Dept
HRL Laboratories is testing an unmanned aircraft with a new processor that essentially acts like a brain, learning and acting on its own dubbed neuromorphic chip, according to Gizmodo reports. The research is funded by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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