AS artificial intelligence technology continues to develop, like any new tech, questions begin to arise on its capabilities in warfare.
Technology could ultimately be catastrophic for mankind. During an interview with Express.co.uk, he argued that A.I tech used in conflicts could quickly be categorized as a war crime similar to chemical and biological weapons. Mr Walker made it clear that tech experts are very much aware of the dangers of A.I in warfare and insisted that it should not be developed with that purpose in mind.
He said: “There are a number of organisations that are looking at what they call lethal autonomous weapon systems. This is artificial intelligence applied to war.
“Mostly they are saying that this is a bad idea, we shouldn’t be doing it.
“The positives of doing it are so small compared to the huge stack of negatives, so really we shouldn’t be doing this.
“But obviously, if you are trying to a fight a struggle that you think is hopeless and someone offers you a piece of technology that is a game-changer for what you are doing, you will probably grab that and run with it.”
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