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Deadly Autonomous Weapons Investigation Report Shows Microsoft's "High Risk" Rating

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The Dutch NGO Pax issued an investigation report on the views of major players in the field on deadly autonomous weapons. They classify companies according to three criteria: whether they are developing technologies that may be related to deadly AI, whether they are developing related military products, and whether they have promised not to contribute in the future.


According to these standards,MicrosoftinBirtHPLace of SkynetHololens. For Microsoft, the US military may be a key growth area. Although it has not yet been awarded, it is likely to win a $10 billion JEDI contract from the US Department of Defense.

On Wednesday, local time, Stuart Russell, a professor of computer science at the University of California, said that any kind of weapon, whether it is a tank, a fighter or a submarine, is being developed. In its view, autonomous weapons will inevitably become weapons of mass destruction, because if no one is involved, one person can launch 1 million or 100 million weapons.

In fact, Microsoft is not the only company that has been rated as high-risk - more than 50 companies in more than 12 countries have been rated as "high-risk" companies, and among the 21 companies rated as "high-risk", there are also Amazon. ,IntelAnd Plantir. Plantir will develop an AI system that will help soldiers analyze the theater in real time through a $800 million contract, which makes it one of the best.

Some autonomous weapons driven by AI have already begun to be used, such as the Harpy drone in Israel. In addition, new types of autonomous weapons may also be developed, and their use of face recognition technology may lead to more ethical issues. In this regard, Russell strongly believes that the deadly AI technology should be banned internationally. "The machines that can decide to kill humans should not be developed, deployed or used."

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