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Perhaps the most nightmarish, dystopian film of 2017 didn't come from Hollywood. Autonomous weapons critics, led by a college professor, put together a horror show.
It's a seven-minute video, a collaboration between University of California-Berkeley professor Stuart Russell and the Future of Life Institute that shows a future in which palm-sized, autonomous drones use facial recognition technology and on-board explosives to commit untraceable massacres.
The film is the researchers' latest attempt to build support for a global ban on autonomous weapon systems, which kill without meaningful human control.
They released the video to coincide with meetings the United Nations' Convention on Conventional Weapons is holding this week in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss autonomous weapons.
"We have an opportunity to prevent the future you just saw, but the window to act is closing fast," said Russell, an artificial intelligence professor, at the film's conclusion. "Allowing machines to choose to kill humans will be devastating to our security and freedom."
In the film, thousands of college students are killed in attacks at a dozen universities after drones swarm campuses. Some of the drones first attach to buildings, blowing holes in walls so other drones can enter and hunt down specific students. A similar scene is shown at the U.S. Capitol, where a select group of Senators were killed.
Such atrocities aren't possible today, but given the trajectory of tech's development, that will change in the future. The researchers warn that several powerful nations are moving toward autonomous weapons, and if one nation deploys such weapons, it may trigger a global arms race to keep up.


Girish Pawar says:

I am afraid about our future.. this more dangerous than i thought.

RiffRaff says:

Sick. Can anybody tell me why these people are clapping? The'll stop clapping when their facial profile is sent to the bot.

videolabguy says:

The monster always turns on its creator. Yep. You can't fix stupid.

Fernando says:

Just a fuc**ng crepypasta

AxyeH4Nk says:


Alex Dalusong says:

Nowadays, nothing is impossible regarding the technology. Military and lawless elements using the drone as their weapon in the 21st century. indeed, this machine can spy and can incorporate deadly weapon against to another.

jake atkinson says:

What film is this from?

Sdrrshock says:

The scary thing is this could very well be the future in the next 5-10 years! Ban it all now!

HJB says:

No you don't carry all time a esp-jammer with you.
No, you don't know, when authority decided to take you out.
No, you don't reprogram them and send them back to the owner. There is not enough battery capacity.
No, you don't wait until the battery is empty. and than pick them up. Bc of the programmed selfdistruction.

Thank you, professor Stuart Russell and the Future of Life Institute, for this video. Bc, who knows better than such an authority like a person, who invented this, if this video is nesseccery or not?

Nat David says:

I love this

Luan Nguyen says:

Ok I'm scared now about the dangers of AI.

Stevie SFV says:

Mickey-mouse technology that cracks like an egg.

PNW News & Info says:

Skynet is here…

Joseph Stone says:

well ima go get my bugout bag stocked with the essentials

Jonathan Kilarab says:

There is already a countermeasure matrix : EMP- GPS Jamming and SJC 21 (Super Jamming Condensed Device developed by HTC) .

bxyify says:

Every system can be hacked. A dumb bomb can just explode. Placed right it will explode in the right place. Placed wrong it will explode in the wrong place. An AI bomb, that selects the "right place" for itself, can be hacked and turn against it's master. This technology is too dangerous to be used even for the one who uses it.

MegaChickenfish says:

"They cannot be stopped" Jesus fucking christ this guy is not going to be smiling when he's the one having his face recognized.

MegaChickenfish says:

"Let's let the weapons make the decisions."

You know, just a month or so ago in my INT class we watched War Games, a movie about an AI capable of planning and enacting Global Thermonuclear War. Truly letting the weapon make the decisions.


J. Kingsmith says:

Look on the bright side, the stocks for Kevlar bullet proof helmets will skyrocket! Buy more Kevlar helmet stocks!

Santana T. says:

this is already happening.

Joe Smartballs says:

How will it recognize a enemy you never seen before? Dumb

Joe Smartballs says:

Nuclear weapons never existed. Uranium is not explosive.

Joe Smartballs says:

Be funny to hack these RCs and make them fly away to the enemy to use in the future.

Joe Smartballs says:

Only the military has access to C4. Not like anyone can do this. Anyone can hack this and turn it against the user.

Cangrii games says:

it will be over for most of us sad people clapping do not realize this

Captain Justice says:

He is a murderer.

Muhammad Immawan Aulia says:

i think EMP can shut down this drone

antonio bradiano says:

Means learn how to make an EMP asap.

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