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In 'Westworld,' Sex Worker Robots Now Hold All The Power

The show uses sex work as a proxy for wider themes of consent, trauma, exploitation, and empowerment.
Becky Ferreira
4 days ago
Bad AI
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
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
Inhuman Kind
Inhuman Kind

How Worried Should You Be About the AK-47 Company’s New Killer Robots?

Russia-based Kalashnikov Group says it's developing a military AI. But don't panic quite yet.
David Axe
7.17.17
drone wars
drone wars

A Former British Drone Pilot Says Killing With Robots Is ‘Utterly Wrong’

"There are things that you just can’t account for ahead of time."
Ben Sullivan
6.1.17
russia
russia

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots Makes Incremental Progress at the UN

It overcame resistance from Russia at the last minute, starting a diplomatic process that could lead to a ban.
David Rogers
12.19.16
uk
uk

A Love Letter to 'Robot Wars,' the Best Show on British TV

Season 8 was the greatest series of Robot Wars yet.
Victoria Turk
8.30.16
movies
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
Dallas
Dallas

The Legal and Ethical Ramifications of Letting Police Kill Suspects With Robots

Dallas police used a bomb robot to kill a suspect in what was "essentially a jury-rigged version of a drone strike"—where do we go from here?
Jason Koebler
7.9.16
Technologies
Technologies

We Need to Start Banning Killer Robots Now, Say NGOs

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is calling on a United Nations group to start taking action.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.20.15
robots
robots

Or Maybe We Shouldn't Ban Killer Robots

We should probably be arguing about war itself and not hypothetical future war technologies.
Michael Byrne
8.1.15
guns
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