31 Dec 2021

What you need to consider about ‘killer robots’ and autonomous weapons research

Autonomous weapon systems—commonly known as killer robots—may have killed human beings for the first time ever last year, according to a recent United Nations Security Council report on the Libyan civil war. History could well identify this as the starting point of the next major arms race, one that has

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22 Aug 2019

Amazon, Microsoft, May be Putting World at Risk of Killer AI, Says Report

A new report by Dutch NGO Pax suggests that Microsoft, Amazon and various other major tech companies may be putting the world at risk by developing or planning to develop autonomous weapons. The study scrutinized 50 major tech companies to see if they were involved in military artificial intelligence (AI)

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29 Mar 2019

Inside Cyber Battlefields, the Newest Domain of War

According to Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure, “we are in the very beginning of the cyber arms race.” Due to technological innovation, wars are now increasingly fought in the digital realm and this has major security implications. While deterrence assures a high threshold for the use of the

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28 Mar 2019

The Pentagon is ‘Absolutely Unapologetic’ About Pursuing AI-Powered Weapons

On Wednesday, US Department of Defense officials defended the department’s use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in new weapons systems, arguing that all its projects involving AI are subject to ethical frameworks and international law, which they said is unlikely to be the case in countries like China. One official

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04 Mar 2019

US Military Changing ‘Killing Machine’ Robo-tank Program After Controversy

The US Department of Defense is making changes to its request for information on the Advanced Targeting and Lethality Automated System, or ATLAS, which states that the program aims to use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to provide “ground combat vehicles with the capability to acquire, identify, and engage targets at least 3X

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28 Feb 2019

Don’t mean to alarm you, but Boeing has built an unmanned fighter jet called ‘Loyal Wingman’

Boeing has introduced the Boeing Airpower Teaming System, an unmanned aircraft that according to the manufacturer will provide “fighter-like performance,” and uses sensors and artificial intelligence (AI) to “fly independently or in support of manned aircraft,” while being able to “support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions and electronic warfare.” While

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18 Feb 2019

Call to ban killer robots in wars

At a recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC, scientists advocated a ban on weaponized artificial intelligence (AI), arguing that malfunctioning AI weapons systems could result in civilian casualties and other disaster scenarios. The statements echo the goal of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots,

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