Britain funds research into drones that decide who they kill, says report
News | 10.11.2018
Investigation reveals that technology for autonomous lethal weapons with artificial intelligence is being funded by MoD
Technologies that could unleash a generation of lethal weapons systems requiring little or no human interaction are being funded by the Ministry of Defence, according to a new report.
The development of autonomous military systems – dubbed “killer robots” by campaigners opposed to them – is deeply contentious. Earlier this year, Google withdrew from the Pentagon’s Project Maven, which uses machine learning to analyse video feeds from drones, after ethical objections from the tech giant’s staff.