uk autonomous killer robots

uk autonomous killer robots

Battle Droids

As recently as April, the United Kingdom tried to position itself as the world leader for artificial intelligence ethics. Now it’s actively developing the ultimate ethical no-no: fully-autonomous weapons systems and fighter drones.

Officially, the U.K. government’s public stance is that it has no interest in developing autonomous weapons — but it refuses to join most other U.N. members and ban the technology outright.

Rule, Britannia

Maybe that’s because, according to a new story in the Guardian, the U.K. government is funding dozens of research programs working to bring together the underlying technology of autonomous drones, decision-making AI, and strategic weapons systems into military killbots.


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