STOP Killer Robots.org: The SkyNet & the Terminators are Already Here! Stop Them, before It gets Worse!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Sun, 08/11/2013 - 11:59
Press conference to launch the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots in London, 23 April 2013
Published on May 4, 2013
Press conference to launch the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, 23 April 2013.
Featuring Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams, Steve Goose of Human Rights Watch, Thomas Nash of Article 36, and Noel Sharkey of the International Committee for RobotArms Control.
** While I'm personally wholly AGAINST utilizing UN to do so, I understand that the campaigners are using what international platforms that currently exist TO bring awareness to the issue. For that, they should be commended and supported by coalitions of even disparate diverse multitudes of political and geopolitical sub-factions, where each individual's moral principles align.
Pull the Plug on Killer Robots
Published on Nov 19, 2012
Machines are starting to take the place of human soldiers on the battlefield. http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/11/19/ba... Some military and robotics experts predict that "killer robots" -- fully autonomous weapons that could select and engage targets --- could be developed within 20-30 years.
Human Rights Watch: Ban Killer Robots Before It's Too Late
Submitted by Peace Gold Love on Wed, 11/21/2012 - 08:58
Toy Soldiers to Killer Robots: Prof Noel Sharkey at TEDxSheffield 2013
Published on Jul 23, 2013
Noel Sharkey is a multi-disciplinarian with a career spanning psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, computer science, engineering and robotics. He holds a PhD in psychology/cognitive science and has an honorary science doctorate DSc. He is a chartered electrical engineer and a chartered information technology professional. Noel holds fellowships at the Institution of Engineering and Information Technology, the Royal Institute of Navigation, the British Computer Society and the Royal Society of Arts. He is a member of the Experimental Psychology Society and also Equity, the actors union. Noel is best known to the public for his frequent appearances in the media as a robot expert. His current research passion is on the ethics of robot applications including care, policing, military, crime, sex, transport and medicine.
P.W. Singer: Military robots and the future of war
Uploaded on Apr 3, 2009
http://www.ted.com In this powerful talk, P.W. Singer shows how the widespread use of robots in war is changing the realities of combat. He shows us scenarios straight out of science fiction -- that now may not be so fictitious.
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Watch the Top 10 TEDTalks on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10
Versus Debates: America's Drone Campaign is Both Moral and Effective
Published on Mar 2, 2013
This debate, the third in a year-long series from Intelligence Squared and Google+, took place on 27th February 2013. A panel of world experts tackled the motion, 'America's Drone Campaign is Both Moral and Effective'.
Stay tuned for more monthly debates on topics of global importance at the Google+ Versus page http://plus.google.com/+Versus.
Jeremy O'Grady - Editor-in-chief of The Week magazine and co-founder of Intelligence Squared
Speakers For The Motion:
David Aaronovitch - British author, broadcaster, and Times columnist
Douglas Murray - Writer, columnist and Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society
Speakers Against The Motion:
Professor Noel Sharkey - Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Sheffield
Clive Stafford-Smith - Civil Rights lawyer, Founder and Director of Reprieve, who recently campaigned alongside Imran Khan in Pakistan against drone use
Expert panel via Google+ Hangouts:
Professor Michael Boyle - Counterterrorism adviser on the Obama 2008 presidential campaign and assistant professor of political science at La Salle University, Philadelphia
Professor Christine Fair - Assistant professor in the Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS), Georgetown University
Ibrahim Mothana - 24-year-old writer, activist and a co-founder of Yemen's Watan Party
Dr Mohammad Taqi - Physician and columnist at the Daily Times, Pakistan
The state of robotics, digitization and cyber warfare 02
Published on Jun 25, 2013
Prof. Peter Dombrowski, Chair, Strategic Research, U.S. Naval War College, Newport
Dr. Yabin Liang, Institute for International and Strategic Studies, Party School of the Central Committee of the C.P.C., Beijing
Dr. Marcel Dickow, Security Policy Research Group, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin
Prof. Noel Sharkey, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, University of Sheffield
Omid Nouripour, MP, Security Policy Spokesperson, Alliance 90/The Greens Parliamentary Group, Berlin
Dr. Niklas Schörnig, Senior Research Fellow, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
Chair: Dr. Sylke Tempel, Editor-in-Chief, Internationale Politik, Berlin
*** Here are a few more notable recent talks, interviews, speeches, debates in which Prof. Noel Sharkey participated in:
CrossTalk: Drone Master
Published on Feb 8, 2013
Drone drops in to Newsnight studio
Published on Aug 31, 2012
Panel: How Long Before Robotics in Warfare is the Norm?
CCTV America (Official Chinese State Govt TV)
Published on Aug 9, 2013
Anchor Elaine Reyes leads a discussion with Stanford University Professor of Robots Noel Sharkey, and Mike Lyons, Senior Fellow at the Truman National Security Project, on the future of unmanned robots in the military, and the status of the various machines being developed for use on the battlefield.
South Korea's Machine Gun Sentry Robot
Uploaded on Nov 14, 2006
You have 30 seconds to comply - Promo video of South Korea's new sentry Robot. Uses heuristics and day/night vision to identify and target human shapes.
SGR-1 Samsung's Armed Guard Robot
Uploaded on Dec 15, 2011
CNET: Korean machine-gun robots start DMZ duty
Samsung's SGR-1 robot has already starred in an action film. Now the machine gun-toting badass is taking on intruders along Korea's DMZ.
Samsung's SGR-1 gun bot: Do not mess with it. PHOTO: Samsung TechWin
July 14, 2010 12:42 PM PDT
South Korea's military has deployed machine-gun-toting robots along the heavily fortified border with North Korea, and a related promo video delivers more shock and awe than Kim Jong-Il singing the blues.
Samsung Techwin and other firms developed the SGR-1 robots, and they have been installed on a trial basis at a post in the central part of the Demilitarized Zone, Yonhap News quoted military officials as saying.
The $200,000 SGR-1s are remote-operated sentry bots that work in tandem with cameras and radar systems. They can detect intruders with heat and motion sensors, and challenge them through audio and video communications. The bots can also fire on targets with 5.5-millimeter machine guns and 40-millimeter automatic grenade launchers.
South Korea to field gun-cam robots on DMZ
Stationary droids forced to sacrifice own lives for human overlords
By Lewis Page, 14th March 2007
Technological colossus South Korea is pressing ahead with efforts to join Israel and America in the white-hot field of killer robots.
Korean sources have announced that Samsung, a company better known for its consumer goods, is manufacturing the SGR-A1 sentry unit for deployment on the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between South and North Korea.
Samsung's SGR-A1 robot. IMAGE: Samsung TechWin
The robots will be in place later this year, according to reports.
LOL! But... a year later:
By Lewis Page, 13th May 2008
The South Korean armed forces have announced that a year-long trial of robotic guard systems versus human troops has been judged a failure for the mechanoids. South Korea remains committed to significant automation of its defences, but intends to move forward with different kit - possibly with overseas involvement.
Defense News reports that the present robotic network was described as "unfit for combat" by South Korean officials, following lengthy comparison of the kit against regular front-line fighting fleshies. The $4m, year-long pilot project was run by Samsung, and is believed to have included the company's SGR-A1 robotic security station, which features electro-optic sensors and a weapons mount for a light machine gun, gas-bomb launcher or rubber-bullet weapon.
*** As always, our politically attuned Taiwanese friends at NMA.tv's hilarious take on all this:
South Korea using robot border guards
Uploaded on Jul 14, 2010
The South Korean armed forces have deployed a number of robot border guards along the Demilitarized Zone bordering North Korea. The robots, developed by Samsung and a local university, feature a machine gun and use heat and motion sensors to detect intruders. The robots, which the army hopes will eventually free up troops for other less tedious duties, are being tested ahead of a full deployment.
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Don't say Paul Verhoeven & ED209 didn't warn ya!
The Case Against Killer Robots with Dr. Noel Sharkey
Published on Aug 27, 2013
Dr. Noel Sharkey joins the broadcast to talk about the future of robots for police and military use. The elites could try an end run around the Constitution by deploying robots equipped with weapons that, unlike human soldiers, won't refuse to obey unlawful and unconstitutional orders.