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Killer robots? Yes, you should be worried

An expert in AI warns that a push toward greater autonomy for battlefield bots, some already armed with machine guns or missiles, poses a serious and imminent risk.

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At the moment, the thousands of robots roaming combat zones have been firmly under the control of human operators--they're really not that much different from the remote-controlled car or airplane you or your kids might play with. But Noel Sharkey, an expert in artificial intelligence, is warning that a push toward greater autonomy for the machines, some of which are already armed with machine guns or missiles, poses a serious and imminent risk.

Read more in this Agence France-Presse story: "Automated killer robots 'threat to humanity': expert"