Rise of artificial intelligence: learning to love machines

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It was my blessing and my curse to be the world chess champion when computers finally reached a world championship level of play. When I resigned the final match game against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue on May 11, 1997, I became the first world champion to be defeated in a classical match by a machine.
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Will Robots Take Over? Human Rights Watch Urges Artificial Intelligence Weapons Ban

  • Human Rights Watch issued a report Friday urging a ban on the development of fully autonomous weapons.
  • To prevent the development of fully autonomous weapons, Human Rights Watch recommended comprehensive, legally binding restrictions on international and national levels, as well as formal discussions on the matter to be held at the Geneva Convention’s Fifth Review Conference .
  • Human Rights Watch also contended that removing the human element of warfare raised serious moral issues, saying lack of empathy would exacerbate unlawful and unnecessary violence.
  • Human Rights Watch Urges Artificial Intelligence Weapons Ban
  • Parties to the international treaty’s Convention on Conventional Weapons will meet from Monday through Friday discussing the “use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects.”

The organization echoed concerns by leading scientists that fully autonomous weaponry would be bad for mankind.
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