Is now the time to ban lethal autonomous weapon systems?
One of the most controversial aspects of the rise of intelligent machines is the development of ‘lethal autonomous weapon systems’. But what impact will these 'killer robots' have on the way wars are fought?
Can we retain some form of human control, is there any way to responsibly manage their risks and benefits? Or is now the time to ban killer robots?
Scientia Professor Toby Walsh; Associate Professor Jessica Whyte; and Matilda Byrne, discuss the international movement to bring about a ban, why it exists and how it relates to the situation in Australia.
This discussion was recorded live for the UNSW Sydney Grand Challenge on Living with 21st Century Technology.