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18th July 2018

Leading AI companies and researchers pledge to not develop lethal autonomous weapons

More than 2,400 researchers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and others have signed a pledge promising not to develop lethal autonomous weapons.

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25th April 2018

By 2040, artificial intelligence could upend nuclear stability

A new study from the RAND Corporation finds that artificial intelligence has the potential to upend the foundations of nuclear deterrence by 2040.

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5th April 2018

Experts call for boycott of South Korean university developing AI weapons

Artificial intelligence experts from 30 countries are boycotting a South Korean university over concerns that a new lab in partnership with a leading defence company could lead to autonomous weapons lacking human control.

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25th January 2018

Doomsday Clock now at two minutes to midnight

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has today moved its iconic "Doomsday Clock" forwards by 30 seconds, the closest it has been to midnight since the height of the Cold War in 1953.

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21st September 2017

What will submarines look like in 50 years?

Concept designs for submarines of the 2060s have been revealed by Britain's Royal Navy.

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20th August 2017

Elon Musk and over 100 experts call for outright ban on killer robots

Leaders of top robotics and AI companies have called on the UN to enact a worldwide ban on killer robots.

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12th August 2017

U.S. Army lab discovers new energy source

Scientists and engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Maryland have demonstrated a new nanomaterial powder that creates large amounts of energy by simply mixing it with water.

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