More than 100 of the world’s top robotics experts wrote a letter to the United Nations recently calling for a ban on the development of “killer robots” and warning of a new arms race. But are their fears really justified?
Entire regiments of unmanned tanks; drones that can spot an insurgent in a crowd of civilians; and weapons controlled by computerised “brains” that learn like we do, are all among the “smart” tech being unleashed by an arms industry many believe is now entering a “third revolution in warfare”.
Source: BBC Technology News
Date: August 31st, 2017
1) What could the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter (the so-called GAFT) do to combat this automated combat?
2) Is the military-industrial complex really this out of control, or is this hype, or is it somewhere in the middle?