Why We Must Not Build Automated Weapons of War

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Over 100 CEOs of artificial intelligence and robotics firms recently signed an open letter warning that their work could be repurposed to build lethal autonomous weapons -- "killer robots." They argued that to build such weapons would be to open a "Pandora's Box." This could forever alter war. Over 30 countries have or are developing armed drones, and with each successive generation, drones have more autonomy. Automation has long been used in weapons to help identify targets and maneuver missiles.