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Sunday, August 2, 2015

When Humans Become Obsolete

Scientists Think They Know the Exact Year Computers Will Render the Human Brain Obsolete

Max Plenke | July 29, 2015

This week, the greatest minds in science and technology pleaded with the world to prevent an artificial intelligence "arms race" — an apocalyptic scenario in which terrorists would have access to highly advanced weapons like killer robots.

The issue arose back in April when representatives from Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School wrote a paper calling for the United Nations to ban "killer robot" production until regulation and legal stipulations — for instance, who's at fault when a robot shoots an unassigned target — could be put in place.

<more at; related link: (Mind the Gap; The Lack of Accountability for Killer Robots. April 9, 2015)>

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