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Killer robots: Experts warn of 'third revolution in warfare'

Killer robots: Experts warn of 'third revolution in warfare'

Technology
More than 100 leading robotics experts are urging the United Nations to take action in order to prevent the development of "killer robots". In a letter to the organisation, artificial intelligence (AI) leaders, including billionaire Elon Musk, warn of "a third revolution in warfare".The letter says "lethal autonomous" technology is a "Pandora's box", adding that time is of the essence.The 116 experts are calling for a ban on the use of AI in managing weaponry."Once developed, they will permit armed conflict to be fought at a scale greater than ever, and at timescales faster than humans can comprehend," the letter says. "These can be weapons of terror, weapons that despots and terrorists use against innocent populations, and weapons hacked to behave in undesirable ways," it adds.There is an...
Who will be Premier League champions? – 40 BBC experts have their say

Who will be Premier League champions? – 40 BBC experts have their say

Sports
We have seen six different champions since the Premier League started 25 years ago, but will someone different win it this time?Liverpool and Tottenham are among the teams hoping that will be the case or, at the very least, that they can finish in the top four.But will Chelsea defend their title? Can Pep Guardiola conquer England with Manchester City? Are Arsenal contenders... or will Manchester United come good?We asked 40 BBC TV and radio pundits, presenters, journalists and commentators for their one-two-three-four and an explanation of their selection.The predictions were made on the basis of how each squad shaped up on Friday, 11 August, before the opening weekend but with three weeks to go before the transfer window shuts on Friday 1 September, and the potential of further signings -...