IIIM director Kris Thórisson spoke to The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service – RÚV – about the danger of killer robots.

See here RUV’s coverage on leading scientists’ appeal to the UN for an outright ban of the development and use of killer robots.

Leading AI Experts Call for Ban on Killer Robots

IIIM joins world leading AI pioneers in a appeal for an outright ban of the development and use of killer robots.

In an open letter to the UN they warn that lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare, stating, “Once developed, they will permit armed conflict to be fought at a scale greater than ever, and at timescales faster than humans can comprehend”. Continue reading Leading AI Experts Call for Ban on Killer Robots

The Emperor has no Clothes

In 1987 Michael Fish, a BBC weather forecaster, became infamous for reporting a few hours before the worst storm to hit South East England in three centuries that there was no need to worry – as the hurricane would hit France, not England!

The economist profession faced a similar situation in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crises with many asking: “Why did no one see it coming?”

It seems clearly evident that the economists of the time did not possess the right tools to see what was right around the corner – massive defaults and liquidity problems spreading across the interconnected economies of the world.

Continue reading The Emperor has no Clothes

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