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Academics push for tougher regulation of artificial intelligence

An international group of roboticists has called for a global moratorium on the use of autonomous robots as lethal weapons, as part of a wider debate on the regulation of artificial intelligence.

At a conference held at the UN headquarters in Geneva from 13 to 17 April, scientists and engineers advised international governments to take a precautionary approach to the use of artificial intelligence on the battlefield.

As well as moral concerns to be addressed, scientists say that regulation is needed to direct both funding and commercial exploitation of AI technologies.

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