Source: Activist Post, by Nicholas West
Ethics is very often the final concern of science, especially where military endeavors are concerned.
Drones and robots are finally becoming front page news after a series of warnings from prominent scientists and researchers who are beginning to see some of the darker side to what is being unleashed upon humanity.
Perhaps the greatest sign yet that we are on the cusp of a frightening tipping point in robotic warfare is that the military itself is engaging scientists and ethicists to build parameters for how far robot evolution will be permitted to flourish.
Weaponized drones are proliferating across the planet a rapid pace, which has led military researchers to conclude that all countries will have armed drones within 10 years. Coupled with this are advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence that literally aim to give life and autonomy to our robotic creations. There…
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