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Elon Musk Leads 115 AI Experts to Ban Killer Robots

21 July 2017, India:

Elon Musk is on a mission to restore the peace and humanity and avoid the possible dominance of Robots in the future. He along with 115 AI experts from 26 countries have signed an open letter to ban killer robots.

Musk also feels Artificial Intelligence is potentially dangerous than Nuclear weapons.

“Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare. Once developed, they will permit armed conflict to be fought at a scale greater than ever, and at timescales faster than humans can comprehend,” the experts warn in an open letter released Monday. “These can be weapons of terror, weapons that despots and terrorists use against innocent populations, and weapons hacked to behave in undesirable ways,” the letter says.

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The campaign to ban killer robots urges governments to heed an open letter signed by 116 founders of robotics and artificial intelligence companies from 26 countries demanding urgent action to address fully autonomous weapons concerns.

Signatories of the 2017 letter include:

  • Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, SpaceX and OpenAI (USA)
  • Mustafa Suleyman, founder and Head of Applied AI at Google’s DeepMind (UK)
  • Esben Østergaard, founder & CTO of Universal Robotics (Denmark)
  • Jerome Monceaux, founder of Aldebaran Robotics, makers of Nao and Pepper robots (France)
  • Jürgen Schmidhuber, leading deep learning expert and founder of Nnaisense (Switzerland)
  • Yoshua Bengio, leading deep learning expert and founder of Element AI (Canada)

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The Australia-based professor who helped organize the letter, Toby Walsh, warned that artificial intelligence can “be used in autonomous weapons to industrialize war.” He urged a U.N. ban on killer robots similar to the one on chemical weapons.

Element AI founder Yoshua Bengio had another intriguing warning – that weaponizing AI could actually “hurt the further development of AI’s good applications.”

Here are some Images of the ‘Killer Robots’ (Courtesy-Future of Life)

04 Milrem THeMIS ADDER Unmanned Combat Vehicle

02 MQ-9_Reaper drone

01 Raytheon Phalanx Close-In Weapon System2

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