Pentagon adopts ‘AI Ethical Principles’ for its killer robots

Posted on February 25, 2020 1:50 pm
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As the United States looks to develop artificial intelligence weapons to keep up with Russia and China, the Pentagon has adopted a set of guidelines that it says will keep its killer androids under human control.

The Department of Defense adopted a set of “Ethical Principles for Artificial Intelligence” on Monday, following the recommendations by the Defense Innovation Board last October.

“AI technology will change much about the battlefield of the future, but nothing will change America’s steadfast commitment to responsible and lawful behavior,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a statement.

According to the Pentagon, its future AI