Killer robots: the third revolution in warfare

Speaker:  Toby Walsh – Kensington, NSW, Australia
Topic(s):  Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural language processing


The age of autonomous killing machines is closer than you think, and scientists and computer experts are deeply worried. Already autonomous weapons systems are under development, and some have already been deployed. But there are no international agreements governing their use, nor any way to ensure they can tell friend from foe. The speaker was a driving force behind an open letter calling for a ban on so-called killer robots  – signed by UK physicist Stephen Hawking, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and 20,000 others. He has spoken at the United Nations now three times on the issue, adding his voice to an international movement to ban or regulate what has been called the Third Revolution in Warfare. He will describe the technologies currently being developed, and why they are of such concern to leading AI researchers. He will outline the growing global push to ban their introduction, and why a number of nations are resisting the call.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  45
Duration:  45 - 60 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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