Even the United Nations is beginning to take notice of the rise of self-directed robotic entities within the world’s defense departments. But here’s another aspect for you to ponder, dear reader: If Ferguson, Missouri’s recent over-the-top response using second-hand military equipment purchased by many US police departments is any indication, then ‘sentient’ robots could one day patrol our streets. Good or bad?
Here’s the opening paragraph to today’s article at the Telegraph:
Killer robots programmed to open fire without human control are just a “small step” from the battlefield and military powers should agree to outlaw them, a top United Nations official has said.