Science fiction is filled with examples of robots advancing in intelligence enough to become unrelenting killing machines, from the Terminator to Black Mirror’s metalhead. Now with advances in artificial intelligence that frightening imagined future is rapidly approaching, and we humans need to figure out right now how to prevent the worst from happening. Episode 30 features Professor Denise Garcia, who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the International Affairs program here at Northeastern University in Boston, and a Nobel Peace Institute Fellow in Oslo. She is also the vice-chair of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, as a member of the Academic Council of the United Nations.
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Foreign Affairs Article “The Case Against Killer Robots” by Denise Garcia