Tag: Weapons

Arms Dealers Turn to SnapChat in Search of Out-of-state Clients

Social media networks are both useful and dangerous tools. Particularly when it comes to SnapChat, the service has received a fair bit of criticism over the years. That will not change in the near future either. Now that arms dealers are selling guns illegally through this platform, a very troublesome era has been ushered in.  The SnapChat Arms Dealers A particularly worrisome report was shared by The Guardian earlier this …
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Chinese Officials Express Concerns over AI’s Role in Military Weaponry

Any development in the technology industry seems to have people concerned these days. In the case of AI development, that isn’t entirely unfounded either. Chinese officials are growing more concerned over how much attention this technology is getting as of late. In fact, they feat this “AI boom” will accidentally start the next major war between nations. AI and Weapons are a Dangerous Mix While there is a lot of …
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Connecticut Lawmakers Contemplate Legalizing Weaponized Drones

Drones are of great importance in the technology sector moving forward. The number of use cases for these devices is virtually limitless, albeit not everyone wants to use drones for the greater good. In the state of Connecticut, lawmakers propose to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons. This train of thought can set a very dangerous precedent for the rest of the world, assuming it ever gets approved. Weaponized Drones …
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Professor Toby Walsh Expresses Concern Over Weaponized Autonomous Robots

If and when autonomous robots become more common in our society, things will start to change pretty quickly. Jobs will be lost in the process, albeit the robots will also enhance our lives on a daily basis. The bigger question is how much autonomy we should give these machines, as the trust issue is very real when it comes to AI-based decision making. One robotics professor is very concerned about …
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