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Tech leaders including Elon Musk and the cofounders of DeepMind signed a pledge last week to never develop “lethal autonomous weapons.”
The letter argued that morally the decision to take a life should never be delegated to a machine, and automated AI weaponry could be disastrous.
Oxford academic Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo told Business Insider that while the pledge’s intentions are good, it misses the real threat posed by AI in warfare.
She believes the deployment of AI in cybersecurity has flown under the radar — with potentially damaging consequences.

Promising never to make killer robots is a good thing.

That’s what tech leaders, including Elon Musk and the cofounders of Google’s AI company Deepmind, did last week by signing a pledge at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI).See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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