Musk, Hawking, Wozniak call for ban on autonomous weapons and military AI →

July 28, 2015 |

Sebastian Anthony, writing for Ars Technica:

A very large number of scientific and technological luminaries have signed an open letter calling for the world’s governments to ban the development of “offensive autonomous weapons” to prevent a “military AI arms race.”

The letter, which will be presented at the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in Buenos Aires tomorrow, is signed by Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Noam Chomsky, the Woz, and dozens of other AI and robotics researchers.

When so many super-smart people agree on something, we probably should listen.