Open Letter to UN

Killer robots: World's top AI and robotics companies urge United Nations to act on lethal autonomous weapons

Open letter by leaders of leading robotics & AI companies is launched at the world's biggest artificial intelligence conference as UN delays meeting till later this year to discuss the robot arms race.

An open letter signed by 137 founders of robotics and artificial intelligence companies from 28 countries urges the United Nations to urgently address the challenge of lethal autonomous weapons (often called killer robots).

The open letter is the first time that AI and robotics companies have taken a joint stance on the issue. Previously, only a single company, Canada's Clearpath Robotics, had formally called for a ban on lethal autonomous weapons.

Text of open letter and full list of signatures.