KILLER robots will be an “existential human threat” unless manufacturers are slapped with strict regulations, an AI expert has warned.
By David Rivers / Published 29th June 2019
Dr Ian Pearson, an ex-cybernetics engineer, says our species risks a future "robot uprising".
The futurologist said manufacturers who do not follow guidelines risk leaving robots to turn against us.
He told Daily Star Online: "Military robots obviously would be able to kill people, but only a few.
"To be an existential threat, there would need to be many millions of them that have become a threat without anyone noticing, and that seems unlikely.
"Although again, it assumes a modicum of intelligence in regulation.
"Robots plus online AI is a different threat. Online AI could possibly shut down or sabotage human defences while turning our defences on ourselves in coordination with a robot uprising.
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“Only if regulators are stupid and allow them to be superhuman or to access superhuman powers”
"Possible, but hopefully unlikely."
Commenting on the likelihood of his warning, he added: "Only if regulators are stupid and allow them to be superhuman or to access superhumaPost too long. Click here to view the full text.