Musk, Hawking, Wozniak, Chomsky Warn Of ‘Inevitable’ Killer Robot Arms Race

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-07/27/musk-hawking-ai-arms-race

 

“Unlike nuclear weapons, they require no costly or hard-to-obtain raw materials, so they will become ubiquitous and cheap for all significant military powers to mass-produce. It will only be a matter of time until they appear on the black market and in the hands of terrorists, dictators wishing to better control their populace, warlords wishing to perpetrate ethnic cleansing, etc.

“Autonomous weapons are ideal for tasks such as assassinations, destabilising nations, subduing populations and selectively killing a particular ethnic group. We therefore believe that a military AI arms race would not be beneficial for humanity.”