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power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams
Sunday, April 8, 2018
University is secretly developing killer AI robot army
Because we are that fucking stupid
(The Sun) - A TOP South Korean university is secretly developing a killer Artificial Intelligence robot army that could destroy humanity, scientists fear.
KAIST university allegedly launched a new AI weapons lab in February, leading dozens of researchers to believe the products will "have the potential to be weapons of terror".
Toby Walsh, a professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, organised the boycott with 49 other researchers.
He said in an open letter: "If developed, autonomous weapons will ... permit war to be fought faster and at a scale great than ever before.
"They will have the potential to be weapons of terror."
KAIST said it had "no intention to engage in development of lethal autonomous weapons systems and killer robots".
University President Sung-Chul Shin said the university was "significantly aware" of ethical concerns regarding AI.
But yesterday, the researchers announced a boycott of the university, saying they would refrain from visiting KAIST, hosting visitors from the university or cooperating with its research programmes until it pledged to stop developing the weapons.
The scientists added: "They have the potential to be weapons of terror.
"Despots and terrorists could use them against innocent populations, removing any ethical restraints.
"This Pandora's box will be hard to close if it is opened."