Finally, all those movies about killer robots sent from the future to destroy us are going to pay off. A group experts in robotics and AI development decided to put the brakes on creating a robot that can think for itself. When watching movies like Michael Bay’s Transformers or Robot Overlords it would cause a pause in me as well.
I don’t believe anyone is against having machines that improve our lives. However, we still live in a society with war, racism and reality tv. Maybe we should wait a little while before teaching AI the facts of life. Clearly, we are having a hard time understanding it ourselves.
Now if you will excuse, I have to finish binge watching Teen Mom on Netflix.
Roboticists and AI Experts Pledge to Ban Killer Robots While Foreign Military Are Refining Theirs
The fact that experts are uniting against killer autonomous robots tells us they believe such machines are possible and that we’re only beginning to understand the role future AI discoveries will play in robotics.
Yesterday, a group of 116 specialists from across 26 countries released a letter demanding a ban on autonomous weapons. It was presented at the opening of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2017) in Melbourne, the world’s pre-eminent gathering of top experts in AI and robotics. It stated: