autonomous weapons

Bad AI

Top Researchers Write 100-Page Report Warning About AI Threat to Humanity

26 researchers from 14 organizations compiled a sweeping report on the dangers posed by malicious superhuman artificial intelligence.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.21.18
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

Watch ‘Slaughterbots,’ A Warning About the Future of Killer Bots

The Future of Life Institute channels ‘Black Mirror’ in its short film warning about the danger of autonomous killer robots.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.13.17
Skunk Works

The US Air Force Is Making Drones From Recycled Fighter Jets

An experimental, autonomous F-16 has completed a simulated airstrike.
Ben Sullivan
4.12.17
robots

Elite Scientists Have Told the Pentagon That AI Won't Threaten Humanity

JASON advisory group says Elon Musk’s singularity warnings are unfounded, but a focus on AI for the Dept. of Defense is integral.
Ben Sullivan
1.19.17
movies

‘Short Circuit’ Is a Horror Film Now That Killer Robots Are Real

The 1986 family comedy plays a lot different in the age of drone warfare.
Matthew Gault
8.16.16
robots

Better Facial Recognition Tech Could Lead to Robot Hitmen

“It could be used to eliminate someone, like ‘poof.’”
Natalie O'Neill
7.19.16
All Fronts

The Inevitabilities of Killer Robots

What is inevitable if killer robots make their way to the battlefields of the world is the creation of military necessity where none yet exists.
Jody Williams
9.14.15
guns

Thousands of Scientists Say We Need a Global Ban on Autonomous Weapons

"Warfare is a bloody, horrific, painful thing and it should always be so."
Victoria Turk
7.27.15
robots

When the Killer Robots Arrive, They'll Get Hacked

But it may be awhile before those systems are even developed.
Kari Paul
2.24.15
Power

Before Anyone Bans Killer Robots, We Have to Define What They Are

Activists want to ban “killer robots,” but first we need to define them.
Kari Paul
2.16.15