A photo from the 'Campaign to Stop Killer Robots' which called for a pre-emptive ban on lethal robot weapons in 2013. (Photo: Getty)

22 DeepMind Rearchers Among Hundreds Calling to Ban Autonomous Weapons In Open Letter

Hundreds of computer scientists, engineers, academics, futurists and concerned citizens have penned their signatures on an open letter warning of the dangers of military robots and urging a ban on their development. The Future of Life Institute is officially announcing the letter today at the IJCAI 2015 conference.
Among the backers are some incredibly influential names; Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak all signed the open letter. Other endorsors include the founders of DeepMind Technologies Demis Hassabis and Mustafa Suleyman along with 20 of the lab’s other engineers, developers and research scientists.

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