'Microsoft, Amazon and other major tech companies are putting the entire world at risk with their development of “deadly A.I.” and “killer robots,” according to a shocking report from Dutch NGO Pax. A study led by the Dutch NGO ranks 50 tech firms based on their relations to the development of deadly A.I. or military projects –and questions why companies like Microsoft and Amazon are apparently involved with the development of autonomous weaponry.
Is this the beginning of a Terminator movie? The NSA does already have something called “Skynet,” which is a surveillance program for suspected terrorists. But the development of A.I. weapon systems designed to independently select and attack targets is another ballgame. The advancement of A.I. and robotics could see the dawn of a new horizon — one in which robots can decide what humans they want to kill, and entire groups of people can be killed in the blink of an eye. The advancement of killer A.I. technology is a threat to humanity and the Dutch NGO warns that such weapons will “inevitably become weapons of mass destruction.”