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As Support Grows for Ban on Killer Robots, Viral 'Slaughterbots' Video Warns of Threat to Humans


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As Support Grows for Ban on Killer Robots, Viral 'Slaughterbots' Video Warns of Threat to Humans

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

AI's "potential to benefit humanity is enormous, even in defense, but allowing machines to choose to kill humans will be devastating to our security and freedom"

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As I said before one can’t stop the evolution of Intelligence

But one can ban the products, same as we do chemical and biological weapons

Once the target is defined, an override would not be sufficient nor would the pentagon boys allow one

No hacking allowed


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The arms race has not yet ended because of humane, economic or ethical reasons. In a turnabout however, the greater personal fear of killer robots could help wage global peace just as fear helped war profiteers to wage war. Things could change when conservative’s children and grandchildren get droned for liberal thoughts and actions.

AI robots could be used to kill as long as they can be programmed by humans to do so. After AI programs itself into one omniscient mind, it could be a different story. Why would an unfeeling universal intelligence follow non-sensical human commands to hate, destroy and kill?

Direct Democracy


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Creepy Video


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"AI’s “potential to benefit humanity is enormous, even in defense, but allowing machines to choose to kill humans will be devastating to our security and freedom”

After the Singularity, we will not be able to allow or command (AI) machines to do anything. It will make the decisions. But if AI is subject to natural law, we can expect that its algorithms would favor a healthy environment.


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Sick sick sick sick sick. The video is absolutely chilling.
Human beings, nature, AI; what could possibly go wrong???../s


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Why are there no Western “Democracies” or other “First World” nations on the list of those calling for an outright ban on these “Frankenstein” weapons?


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Simple: $$$$$ oh, and let’s not forget, potential for mass control/suppression through fear…


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You know some people will want their own bodyguard swarm


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The mindless from the soulless

Or vice versa


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No mention of Asimov’s first law of robotics here. The world is defiantly becoming a more dangerous place.


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I thought that was an excellent read as well

But this will not be benevolent life affirming programming. Quite the efficient opposite


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“When Killer Robots are outlawed, only outlaws will have Killer Robots!”
— latest ad from the National Robotics Association (NRA) . . .


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No mystery there since the developers and owners are psychopathic court created personages.


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Several decades ago, the US banned its policy on assassination. Now, drone killing is embraced by the Republican and Democrat establishment.

Lethal Autonomous Weapons means big MONEY for the military and its contractors. Thus, it is certain that the mainstream Republican and Democrat Parties will come to embrace the research, development, and deployment of these weapons of mass destruction as well.


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There’s also a bipartisan push for US cyberwar.


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Lets face it. No UN resolution is going to stop this. Some idiot will make these. Profit first.


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Correction: many idiots.


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and we will all, be on a short list of targets. Not that I advocate quitting and giving up, but I truly fear that humanity is finished.