Microsoft, Amazon and Intel putting the world at risk through killer robot developments, study finds


Microsoft, Amazon and Intel are among leading tech companies putting the world at risk through killer robot development, according to a report that surveyed major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.

A Dutch NGO studied whether they were developing technology that could be relevant to deadly AI, whether they were working on related military projects, and if they had committed to abstaining from contributing in the future.

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“Why are companies like Microsoft and Amazon not denying that they’re currently developing these highly controversial weapons, which could decide to kill people without direct human involvement?” said Frank Slijper, lead author of the report published this week.

The use of AI has sparked numerous debates in recent years, and by the looks of this study, this is only the beginning.

-Noah Harte