Researchers Boycott Top South Korean University Over AI Weapons

Last Wednesday, around 50 top artificial intelligence researchers in South Korea announced a boycott of KAIST after the university had opened an AI weapons lab with Hanwha systems, one of the country’s largest manufacturer of cluster munitions last February.

The researchers said that they would no longer work with the university unless it pledged to refrain from developing AI weapons without “meaningful human control”.

University President Sung-Chul Shin immediately responded, reaffirming that KAIST will not be conducting any research activities counter to human dignity, including autonomous weapons that do not have meaningful human control.

Source: Reuters

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