US has 'moral imperative' to develop AI weapons, says panel

Draft Congress report claims AI will make fewer mistakes than humans and lead to reduced casualties

The US should not agree to ban the use or development of autonomous weapons powered by artificial intelligence (AI) software, a government-appointed panel has said in a draft report for Congress.

The panel, led by former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt, on Tuesday concluded two days of public discussion about how the world’s biggest military power should consider AI for national security and technological advancement.

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