Leading AI Scientists Have Pledged Not To Create Killer Robots
More than 2400 scientists and researchers from 160 Artificial Intelligence (AI) related companies have signed an agreement according to which they will “neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons” – also known as Killer robots.
The list of 2400 scientists and researchers also include tech giants such as Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Co-founders of Google’s AI division DeepMind, and ClearPath Robotics who also have agreed to not to create AI systems that are capable of making life-threatening decisions like killer robots. The statement was published a few days back by the Future of Life Institute.
The agreement formed by the Future of Lie Institute also called for the international governments to regulate and restrict the use of such autonomous killing robots considering the outcome if nations begin an AI war which could end the human race from the earth forever.
The sole purpose of this agreement is that “the decision to take a human life should never be delegated to a machine”. Negligence of ethics and conscientiousness in robotics and AI has been a major concern lately, which needs to be sorted out as soon as possible. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be far for the Elon Musk’s warning words “AI could be the thing that would eventually end up destroying humanity as we know it” to become a reality.
If nothing is done today for regulating and restricting the AI technology all across the world, it can be even more threatening than nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons since most of the spheres such as surveillance and data systems will soon be automated with AI technology.
In the agreement it was written that “These currently being absent, we opt to hold ourselves to a high standard: we will neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons. We ask that technology companies and organizations, as well as leaders, policymakers, and other individuals, join us in this pledge.”
To know about signatories who agreed to this agreement, you can visit the official website of Future life institute via link https://futureoflife.org/lethal-autonomous-weapons-pledge/?cn-reloaded=1&cn-reloaded=1.
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