The Age of Artificial Intelligence Killer Robots Is Right Around The Corner

AI armageddon: Age of killer robots is closer than you think

The Age of Artificial Intelligence Killer Robots Is Right Around The Corner

By Tom Fish

“Right now there are about 75 million Kalashnikovs outside the hands of “responsible” governments.

“Imagine if all of those guns could get up by themselves and start killing people. That’s the future we are heading towards.”

Professor Russell, who has over 30 years experience in the field is among those convinced wars will in the future be fought solely with autonomous weapons, as distinct from remote-controlled weapons, such as today’s General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper.

He said: “The major powers are already developing these autonomous and semi-autonomous platforms, such as tanks, planes, destroyers and submarines.

General Paul Selva, Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the US Congress in July 2017: “Keep the ethical rules of war in place lest we unleash on humanity a set of robots that we don’t know how to control.