The use of remotely controlled drones as weapons has become increasingly controversial and now some are convinced that lethal autonomous weapons (killer robots) might become a reality soon. The United Nations is holding four days of talks on the subject this week, because if you’re talking about a potential apocalypse-inducing technological advancement, you want a crack team of experts like the U.N. to be in charge of that stuff.
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) May 11, 2014
— Renato Cursi (@RenatoCursi) May 12, 2014
117 nations will meet next week for first multilateral talks on "killer robots." Here's a case for banning them: http://t.co/lxy31BuEVW
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) May 11, 2014
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) May 12, 2014
The Department of Defense is reportedly researching the question of how to make robots capable of moral and ethical decisions. (Maybe they should try doing that with politicians first. Just saying.)
— IEEE (@IEEEorg) May 12, 2014
— Jon M Quigley PMP (@JonMQuigley) May 12, 2014
Some people have seen this movie before …
— Dan Silver (@TheBoySilver) May 12, 2014
— Advanceis (@advanceis) May 12, 2014
— james hider (@jimbohider) May 12, 2014
— Lauren O'Neil (@laurenonizzle) May 12, 2014
While some welcome our new robot overlords:
Looking forward to the #Robotapocalypse, where robots do all the work and the rest of us do whatever we want…
— Jed Grant (@jedgrant) May 12, 2014
You know what I look forward to from the robot apocalypse? The annual Running of the Mechanical Bulls.
— Robert Barrueco (@RobBarracuda) May 10, 2014
And others just remain skeptical:
The more I use technology, the more unlikely I find the prospect of a robot apocalypse.
— Dale Johnson (@OverworldTheme) May 12, 2014