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Komen de 'killer robots' eraan?

August 22nd 2017 - 10:08

We moeten stoppen met de ontwikkeling van 'killer robots'. Dat zeggen Elon Musk (die van Tesla) en meer dan honderd andere kenners van robots en kunstmatige intelligentie in een brief aan de Verenigde Naties.

Zij willen nú actie tegen de ontwikkeling van dit soort wapensystemen, die zelfstandig kunnen besluiten om een doelwit aan te vallen en dus zelfs te doden. Maar waar zijn ze precies bang voor? En zijn die 'killer robots' er nu al? 

NOS op 3 zocht het uit en sprak met defensie experts Tim Sweijs en Stephan De Spiegeleire. 

Lees het hele artikel hier.

Dr. Tim Sweijs is the Director of Research at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. He is the initiator, creator and author of numerous studies, methodologies, and tools for horizon scanning, early warning, conflict analysis, national security risk assessment, and strategy and capability development. Tim has lectured at universities and military academies around the world. His main research interest concerns the changing character of contemporary conflict. Tim is a Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Defence Academy and an Affiliate at the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Stephan De Spiegeleire is Principal Scientist at HCSS. He has Master’s degrees from the Graduate Institute in Geneva and Columbia University in New York, as well as a C.Phil. degree in Political Science from UCLA. He worked for the RAND Corporation for nearly ten years, interrupted by stints at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik and the WEU’s Institute for Security Studies. Mr. De Spiegeleire started out as a Soviet specialist, but has since branched out into several fields of international security and defense policy. His current work at HCSS focuses on strategic defense management, security resilience, network-centrism, capabilities-based planning, and the transformation of defense planning.