- Killer robots are, at best, only a few years away, writes Toby Walsh
- Walsh: The end point of an arms race is precisely the sort of terrifying technology you see in "Terminator"
Toby Walsh is Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales and research group leader at Data61, Australia's centre of excellence for information and communications technology research in Sydney, Australia. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)Lethal autonomous weapons (or as the media like to call them, "killer robots") were back on the agenda at the U.N. last week. The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots launched in 2013, and pleasingly the issue was quickly taken up by the U.N. Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) in Geneva.