Killer robots: Scientists concerned over ethics of military AI

Google employees rebelled last year, signing a petition saying Google should not be in the business of war.

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    A global ban on so-called killer robots - lethal autonomous weapons that can hunt and kill without a human involvement - has drawn the attention of tech giants and their role in developing military artificial intelligence that might cross an ethical line.

    Al Jazeera's Science and Technology Editor Mereana Hond reports.


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