Weaponized drones: Connecticut bill would allow police to use lethal force from above NBC News

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Imagine this scenario: A terror suspect is holding hostages in a public space. A police-operated drone with a camera swoops in to assess the situation and determines he is armed and dangerous.


Robotic Revolution and different kinds of Robot? - Fukatsoft Blog

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Sci-fi movies have created an impact on our minds that using robots in our life is a very bad idea. From The Terminator to The Matrix, almost every Hollywood movie shows that robots took control over humanity. Even RUR, the 1920s Karel Capek play introduced the term "robot,". Despite the cinematic warnings robots have moved from fiction stories to an important piece of modern world arsenal. Now the developed world is also debating on the point to use develop killer robots and machine to save human life.



Killer robots must be banned but 'window to act is closing fast', AI expert warns

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Artificial intelligence experts are calling for a ban on "killer robots", and have warned that we need to move quickly. The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots has released a short film designed to demonstrate what could happen if machines that are capable of choosing who lives and who dies continue to be developed. In the video, autonomous weapons are used to carry out mass killings with frightening efficiency, while people struggle to work out how to combat them. It also depicts swarms of smart drones, which are equipped with explosives and use facial recognition, GPS, voting and social media data to establish and pursue targets. "[Artificial intelligence's] potential to benefit humanity is enormous, even in defense," says Stuart Russell, a professor of computer science at the University of Berkeley, at the end of the film.