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Google Bans Its AI Technology for Weapons Work

Kirk Hanson is quoted in an article in Voice of America.

“If you have artificial intelligence which identifies targets and automatically launches weapons, you have what is known as an autonomous weapon -- there is no human decision to launch the weapon.”

“We should be more concerned about how an autonomous weapon might make a mistake. Is that artificial intelligence targeting system as good as we think it is? And until we have trust that those systems will not make mistakes, we're going to have a lot of doubts about the use of artificial intelligence.”

Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson quoted in Voice of America. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)