October 11, 2018

AI experts tell MEPs ban on 'killer robots' is unrealistic

Featuring Wendy R. Anderson

Source: EUobserver

Journalist Peter Teffer

A panel of defence and artificial intelligence (AI) experts on Wednesday (10 October) poured cold water on the feasibility of an international a ban on autonomous weapons systems, requested by a majority of the European Parliament last month.

Wendy Anderson, a former civil servant from the Obama administration and researcher at the Center for a New American Security, was assertive in her views.

"I don't think bans work. I'm just a realist on this," said the American researcher. She noted as an analogy that the non-proliferation treaty for nuclear weapons also did not prevent North Korea from developing atomic bombs.

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  • Wendy R. Anderson

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Wendy R. Anderson is an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).  She is also the Managing D...