January 21, 2016
People take nuclear weapons seriously — and they’d better get equally serious about the future threat of automated killer robots.
No, this isn’t a joke.
A panel of top experts in the fields of robotics, weapons and disarmament called on world leaders Thursday to lay the groundwork to regulate killer robots as tightly as the nuclear sector.
The experts, who spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, want the world to be ready for the day when killer robots become a reality.