The sentient, murderous humanoid robot is a complete fiction, and may never become reality. But that doesn’t mean we’re safe from autonomous weapons – they are already here.
Like atomic bombs and chemical and biological weapons, deadly drones that make their own decisions must be tightly controlled by an international treaty.
Autonomous weapons are cheap and fast but there is rising concern at their ability to make decisions that value human life.
UNSW's Toby Walsh has organised a letter from Australia's AI research community to the Australian Government calling for it to support a ban on lethal autonomous weapons.
With Australia’s recent election to the UN’s Human Rights Council, the issue of lethal autonomous weapons is even more pressing for the nation to address, writes Toby Walsh.
An open letter by 116 tech leaders from 26 countries urges the United Nations against opening the 'Pandora's box' of lethal robot weapons.
While much of the world’s attention was focused last week on the G20 meeting in Hamburg, a historic decision took place at the United Nations in New York.
In this special Speaking With podcast episode, a panel of artists and researchers speculates on the end of the world due to artificial intelligence and killer robots, as though it has already happened.
Attempts to define and prohibit autonomous weapon systems may hold back weaponry of significant value in improving international security, warns Jai Galliott.
Thousands of experts in AI and Robotics recently signed an open letter to the UN calling for a ban on offensive autonomous weapons, or as the media like to call them, killer robots.