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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 12:16 p.m. PST

"Soon, they will travel in swarms

ON NOVEMBER 12th a video called "Slaughterbots" was uploaded to YouTube. It is the brainchild of Stuart Russell, a professor of artificial intelligence at the University of California, Berkeley, and was paid for by the Future of Life Institute (FLI), a group of concerned scientists and technologists that includes Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Martin Rees, Britain's Astronomer Royal. It is set in a near-future in which small drones fitted with face-recognition systems and shaped explosive charges can be programmed to seek out and kill known individuals or classes of individuals (those wearing a particular uniform, for example). In one scene, the drones are shown collaborating with each other to gain entrance to a building. One acts as a petard, blasting through a wall to grant access to the others…"


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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 2:12 p.m. PST

A radio-controlled drone isn't really much of a robot.

But we are definitely headed to more autonomous machines, with pre-programmed rules of engagement protocols. We are doomed.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 10:43 a.m. PST



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