Okay, we've already got robots who can cook, wash the laundry, and perform other mundane tasks for us, but do we want them to terminate people as well?
You could argue that it would be preferable than losing our own sons and husbands in senseless war. But, just by employing these weapons of destruction, the whole concept seems easier, more advantageous to the powers who govern us all.
The International Committee for Robot Arms Control acknowledges robots can make humans' lives better by doing mundane and dangerous tasks, increasing productivity and helping after natural disasters.
But what if robots are used for war?
Physicist Stephen Hawking and entrepreneur Elon Musk, along with thousands of scientists, signed a letter in July saying the rogue technology needed to be outlawed.
The letter from the Future of Life organisation argued if any major military power pushed ahead with Artificial Intelligence weapon development, a global arms race was virtually inevitable. Autonomous weapons would be cheap to mass produce and end up in the hands of terrorists, dictators and warlords.
Rumors abounded around the time of the Cold War about missiles pointing at every Australian capitol city as well as Woomera, a town north of Adelaide in the red heart of the country.
From Wikipedia: On November 10, 1958, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev delivered a speech in which he demanded that the Western powers of the United States, Great Britain and France pull their forces out of West Berlin within six months. This ultimatum sparked a three year crisis over the future of the city of Berlin that culminated in 1961 with the building of the Berlin Wall. The division of Germany and its capital city of Berlin among the four victors of the Second World War was frozen in time by the onset of the Cold War despite the postwar agreements to unify the zones.
The Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13-day (October 16–28, 1962) confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over Soviet ballistic missiles deployed in Cuba. It played out on television worldwide and was the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war.
Whatever technology humans produce can be used for good or for harm. But so often, the creations fall into the wrong hands.
See 10 reasons why slayer robots should be banned: Sky news.
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