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Killer Robots

Oculus Touch Just Launched. Here Are The Standout Titles.

Jesse Damiani | Posted 12.07.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

The long-awaited Oculus Touch system has officially launched, with 53 titles now available. At Oculus Connect 3 in October, I had a chance to try out ...

Beyond Killer Robots

Flynn Coleman | Posted 09.26.2016 | Technology
Flynn Coleman

This past April, experts from 87 countries gathered for a summit in Geneva on "Killer Robots." These state party representatives to the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons were there to discuss whether these robots, more formally known as "lethal autonomous weapons," should be regulated or restricted to operating only under "meaningful human control," which would require humans to retain control over the critical functions of weaponry, such as the selection and engagement of targets

Killing With Robots Increases Militarization Of Police

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The answer to our national epidemic of racist police killings is not to further militarize law enforcement. We must completely rethink and restructure policing.

Dallas Police's 'Bomb Robot' Raises Sticky Questions

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.09.2016 | Technology

For perhaps the first time, police in the United States used a remote-controlled robot to engage and kill a suspect Thursday following a tense standof...

5 Myths About The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.06.2016 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Although artificial intelligence has become commonplace -- most smartphones contain some version of AI, such as speech recognition -- the public still has a poor understanding of the technology.

Why Artificial Intelligence Should Read and Write Stories

Mark Riedl | Posted 10.14.2016 | Science
Mark Riedl

Storytelling is an important part of how we, as humans, communicate and teach each other. Despite the importance of storytelling as part of the human experience, computers still cannot create and tell novel stories, nor understand stories told by humans.

9 Hollywood Robots That Will Never Take Over Content Marketing

Mitch Causey | Posted 08.27.2016 | Business
Mitch Causey

Robots may take over the world someday, but I guarantee this bunch won't be taking over content marketing anytime soon.

Why We Must Stop The Killer Robots NOW

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science

Killer robots might seem like a plot point from a summer blockbuster, but some of today's leading minds are warning that weapons powered entirely by a...

WATCH: The Complete Evolution Of 'The Terminator's' Killer Robots

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

Many movies, books, and TV shows predict an AI and robot apocalypse. But which one first pops into your mind when you hear killer robots? We’ll wage...

A.I. Expert Sounds Alarm Over 'Killer Robots'

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.03.2015 | Science

Imagine an army of killer robots capable of tracking you down and taking you out -- all without any oversight from human handlers. That might sound...

Robotic Warfare Is No Longer Science Fiction: The Future of "Killer Robots"

Akshan deAlwis | Posted 06.18.2015 | Technology
Akshan deAlwis

The dreams of Asimov are entering reality, as over the past decade there has been an explosive growth in the use of unmanned armed robotic vehicles to reshape warfare.

Why Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates Are Terrified of Artificial Intelligence

James Barrat | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
James Barrat

We don't know how to control super-intelligent machines. How long until a thinking machine -- a smart killer robot, for example -- learns to program itself?

11 Reasons To Fear Robots (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.31.2014 | Science

All that talk about robots rising up to become our high-tech overlords is pretty far-fetched--or is it? Sure, that Roomba keeping your floors clean...

Ethical Robot Companies: 1 ; Ethical Robots: 0

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

The fact that technology is slippery and ever-changing need not convince us to take our eyes off the prize: let's avoid autonomous killer robots in any form. Killing is a devastating act, and there is no good reason for us to cede control to machines on this front.

Killer Robot Remix

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

Erik Schechter's recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, In Defense of Killer Robots, presents a reprise of some frequently debated positions on the place of robotic, lethal decision-making.

Killer Robots -- Who Is in Charge?

Michael Møller | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Michael Møller

Are new and coming military technologies in line with current international humanitarian and human rights law?

Results of the UN CCW Meeting on Killer Robots

Heather Roff | Posted 07.17.2014 | Technology
Heather Roff

This past week, state delegates to the United Nations (UN) convened under the auspices of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) to listen to ex...

Killer Robots and the Rule of Law

A View from the United Nations | Posted 09.14.2013 | World
A View from the United Nations

By Angela Kane United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs A new type of arms race is underway and its outcome will shape the future o...

This Week's Photo Caption Contest

Posted 06.02.2013 | World

The United Nations vs. the Terminator? That's a battle we never thought we'd see. This past week, a UN human rights expert warned of the increasing...

The Age of the Killer Robot Has Arrived: Meet America's Newest G.I.s

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Why take a risk with your soldier's life, if he can stay in Arlington and kill in Kandahar? Think of it as War 4.0.