Pentagon hires British scientist to help build robot soldiers that ‘won’t commit war crimes’

Dandelion Salad

By Tim Shipman in Washington
http://www.telegraph.co.uk
7:36AM GMT 01 Dec 2008

The US Army and Navy have both hired experts in the ethics of building machines to prevent the creation of an amoral Terminator-style killing machine that murders indiscriminately.

By 2010 the US will have invested $4 billion in a research programme into “autonomous systems”, the military jargon for robots, on the basis that they would not succumb to fear or the desire for vengeance that afflicts frontline soldiers.

A British robotics expert has been recruited by the US Navy to advise them on building robots that do not violate the Geneva Conventions.

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via Pentagon hires British scientist to help build robot soldiers that ‘won’t commit war crimes’ – Telegraph

 

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