AI-powered armed robots trigger a debate around safety, future of warfare

US, Israel, Korean Demilitarised Zone, Gaza, all have these robots in one form or the other

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killer robots | artifical intelligence | AI technology


Devangshu Datta 

New Delhi 




The San Francisco Board of Supervisors changed course and voted to send the killer robot policy back to committee

The San Francisco Police Department’s (SFPD’s) decision to induct robots that can use deadly force has led to controversy in America’s civil society and upped decibel levels in an ongoing debate about “killer robots” – that is, semi-autonomous and fully autonomous weapons. The SFPD could deploy robots “equipped with explosive charges to breach fortified structures containing violent, armed, or dangerous subjects”.

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First Published: Thu, December 08 2022. 12:31 IST


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