Items tagged with Killer Robots

What with disease, hunger, poverty, war, and other immediate threats that the world is grappling with, studying the risk of yet-undeveloped killer robots might seem like a waste of resources. Not so, says Cambridge University. The British college is launching a center to study the risks posed by climate change, biotechnology, nuclear war, and robots. The Center for the Study of Existential Risk has some big backers. It’s being founded by Jann Tallinn, who is a co-founder of Skype. Other founders include astrophysics professor Martin Rees and philosophy professor Huw Price. Predicting potentially... Read more...