The UN is all over the ‘killer robot’ apocalypse threat, so rest easy

http://twitter.com/#!/drunkenpredator/status/465929268531593216

The use of remotely controlled drones as weapons has become increasingly controversial and now some are convinced that lethal autonomous weapons (killer robots) might become a reality soon. The United Nations is holding four days of talks on the subject this week, because if you’re talking about a potential apocalypse-inducing technological advancement, you want a crack team of experts like the U.N. to be in charge of that stuff.

http://twitter.com/#!/RenatoCursi/status/465794356507856896
http://twitter.com/#!/blakehounshell/status/465936107491049473

The Department of Defense is reportedly researching the question of how to make robots capable of moral and ethical decisions. (Maybe they should try doing that with politicians first. Just saying.)

http://twitter.com/#!/JonMQuigley/status/465860721784672256

Some people have seen this movie before …

http://twitter.com/#!/advanceis/status/465839593628389377
http://twitter.com/#!/laurenonizzle/status/465869258199924736

While some welcome our new robot overlords:

http://twitter.com/#!/RobBarracuda/status/465184149695778816

And others just remain skeptical:

http://twitter.com/#!/OverworldTheme/status/465646499754692608

Heh.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/12/the-un-is-all-over-the-killer-robot-apocalypse-threat-so-rest-easy/