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Killer Robots That Use Facial Recognition Before Slaughtering People ‘Will Be Devastating to Humankind’

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Professor Stuart Russell, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) expert at the University of California, said allowing machines to kill humans would endanger freedom and security

By Jamie Bullen | 21 November 2017

MIRROR — Killer robots capable of using facial recognition before slaughtering people ‘will be devastating to humankind’, a top professor warned.

Professor Stuart Russell, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) expert at the University of California, said allowing machines to kill humans would endanger freedom and security.

He remarked on the chilling vision following an appearance at the end of a short film which explores how AI could be used to take out targeted individuals.

The film, entitled Slaughterbots, shows a dystopian future where tiny drones are programmed to carry out mass killings. […]

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