"We are urging the establishment of an international treaty banning the mass production of autonomous weapons systems with authority to exercise lethal force against people" Says Liam Pedersen, who designs self-driving cars and smart space exploration craft. Liam and I spent 2 seasons together during the Planetary Lake Lander Project, when he worked for NASA's Intelligent Robotics Group.
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"Chemical weapons have been banned since the 1920s. Biological ones since 70s. It is now time to ban autonomous killer robots. The technology has arrived" points out Liam. "The terminator / malevolent AI is not what I'm worried about. My concern is the mass production and deployment of killer droids by state actors. We have the capacity to do this now,"
You don't have to be a rocket scientist or Sarah Connor to be worried about where weapons manufacturing could take us. You too can sign the letter here:
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All the best,