Letter: Science non-fiction

Letter: Science non-fiction
11 Jul

The development of artificial intelligence driven “killer-robots” actually seems an example of natural stupidity. The open letter to the UN from 116 tech experts asking for the development to be examined is a start but only a very small first step.

Although the Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator seems a long way off, the possibility of a computer-controlled killing machine is a worrying development when considered in the light of the truism that, “To err is human, to really foul things up requires a computer.” Killer robots should be left in the world of science fiction.

Dennis Fitzgerald

Melbourne, Australia

Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.


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