UC Berkeley Professor Leads Call for Ban on Autonomous Weapons

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Thousands of scientists from around the world have signed an open letter warning about the use of autonomous weapons. A UC Berkeley professor, Stuart Russell, is at the center of the movement to end what many see as a dangerous misuse of technology. We'll talk with him about the current state of autonomous weaponry and the dangers of starting a military artificial intelligence "arms race." Russell and over 17,000 researchers, scientists and others signed the letter urging a ban on autonomous weapons.


Stuart Russell, computer science professor and director of the Center for Intelligent Systems at UC Berkeley