This article reminds of the recent news article where some unearthed secret government report says that " There was just a small toggle switch between the automatic system throwing a Nuclear Bomb that would have wiped out an entire city of Washington DC if it fell on it or would have created a some 1500 high tsunami if it fell on a sea."
With fully autonomous weapons such hazards are possible! Because one important thing that differentiates a machine from Humans is what we call as "commonsense". Many a possible wars have been avoided in the past because Commonsense has prevailed over "Action & Reaction" scenario by which the machines are normally programmed
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