SCIENTISTS SAY THAT GOOGLE'S BLIND ZEALOTRY FOR ROBOT ARMIES AND
COMPUTERIZED ONSLAUGHTS COULD KILL EVERY ONE ON EARTH
is secretly developing killer AI robot army that could destroy
humanity, scientists fear
university allegedly launched a new AI weapons lab to
develop lethal autonomous weapons described as 'weapons
TOP University is secretly developing a killer Artificial
Intelligence robot army that could destroy humanity, scientists
university allegedly launched a new AI weapons lab in February,
leading dozens of researchers to believe the products will "have
the potential to be weapons of terror".
Walsh, a professor at the University of New South Wales in
Sydney, organised the boycott with 49 other researchers.
said in an open letter: "If developed, autonomous weapons will
... permit war to be fought faster and at a scale great than
will have the potential to be weapons of terror."
said it had "no intention to engage in development of lethal
autonomous weapons systems and killer robots".
President Sung-Chul Shin said the university was "significantly
aware" of ethical concerns regarding AI.
yesterday, the researchers announced a boycott of the
university, saying they would refrain from visiting KAIST,
hosting visitors from the university or cooperating with its
research programmes until it pledged to stop developing the
scientists added: "They have the potential to be weapons of
and terrorists could use them against innocent populations,
removing any ethical restraints.
Pandora's box will be hard to close if it is opened."