Well, duh

AI prof: The robot terrorists are coming! Aiee! | The Register:

According to a Reuters report, Sharkey – whose day job is Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at Sheffield Uni – will deliver his latest robopocalypse warning to a military thinktank tonight.

“With the current prices of robot construction falling dramatically and the availability of ready-made components for the amateur market, it wouldn’t require a lot of skill to make autonomous robot weapons.” Apparently the prof – who boasts chartered-engineer status along with his Equity card and sheaves of psych and biobotics credentials – reckons that a basic killbot could be built for £250. He’s thinking here of your everyday GPS toy-aircraft DIY cruise missile style caper.

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