UN Says Terrorists ‘Actively Seeking’ To Build Deadly Army Of Killer Robots

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TN Note: It is obvious that terrorists would seek to capitalize on the use of robotics if it could take mass killings to a new level. Of course, governments will beat them to it, but will not particularly care if a limited number of terrorists were to commandeer the same technology for their own purposes. 

Terrorists are working to build armies of artificially intelligent killer robots capable of slaughtering vast numbers of innocent civilians.

That’s the terrifying claim from a piece of authoritative research published by the United Nations, which recently held an urgent meeting to discuss the threat posed by murderous machines.

Experts from dozens of countries convened in Geneva to consider the grim implications of “Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems” (LAWS) which are capable of killing without needing to have a human at the controls.

These sorts of machines are famous from films like The Terminator, but in reality killer robots could be anything from a smart landmine to a drone fitted with machine guns.

The UN wants to set strict guidelines governing the use of killer robots to make sure they don’t end up being used as indiscriminate weapons of war, but it said terrorists would never abide by these guidelines.

“Whilst these [robotic killing] systems might be available to technologically advanced countries in an initial phase, it is likely that they will proliferate,” it said in a report.

“Terrorists are in fact actively seeking such systems,” the report continued.

“Illegal transfers might mean that LAWS would become available to non-state actors [terrorists]. It was noted there may be no incentive for such actors to abide by international norms and this may further increase global or regional instability.”

The world is on the edge of a robotics revolution which is expected to see machines take on humans roles and potentially cause unemployment on a truly catastrophic scale.

But as robot tech becomes commonplace, it could end up being hijacked by terrorists and used to kill innocent people.

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Why should government terrorists have a monopoly on wholesale slaughter of civilians? I am surprised drone/robotic technology hasn’t already fallen into the hands of government sponsored terrorist groups like ISIS/ISIL or whatever they have morphed into.

If anyone has any doubt about who is more dangerous with guns and other means of destrucrion governments or citizens needs to look into democide. Last century governments murdered over 160,000,000+ people.

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