The Killer Robots are Coming!

There is xenophobia, and homophobia, and photophobia (the fear of paparazzi…) The newest one seems to be cyberphobia, or the fear that The Machines will take over and exterminate humanity.

Nowhere is this as blatant as in the debate about ‘killer robots’ — automated/autonomous battlefield systems. At the recent UN CCW, whimsically named ‘Convention on Conventional Weapons,’ some AI experts warned about battle…