We are used to watch killer robots on Sci-fi movies and video games, now it is a reality that militaries worldwide are developing fully autonomous weapons using artificial intelligence.
Imagine the beginning of this movie.
“The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons brings 125 nations together to create an agreement where they wanted curbs on killer robots.
But not all nations are happy with the agreement. Some of the most powerful members of the convention started to develop these weapons, most notably the United States and Russia.
In the end the agreement is only a vague statement about considering possible measures acceptable to all.”
This convention, the meeting and the nations involved are not part of a movie, this conversation with the negative result happened in Ginebra in december 21th, 2021 and you can check out their website here.
Killer Robots, according with the convention, don’t exist yet.
But the technology to use an algorithm to make a decision about shooting when and whom does.
The goal behind Killer Robots or the formal term (Fully autonomous weapons) is to use artificial intelligence, including facial recognition and decision-making algorithms to decide whether a person (target) should receive an attack, in some cases lethal.
In terms of PRVCY that is a treat, especially if we are always sharing our exact location, activities and faces that can be easily access from a server, and these weapons would be able to select and engage us as the target without meaningful human control.
Since years ago, countries like China, Israel, South Korea, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States are already using precursors such as armed drones. Where human controllers decide when these drones will fire in operations, like war, protests and covid lockdowns.
In the future a Killer Robot would be less than Terminator and more like a drone with bullets.
There are serious doubts about the benefits of Killer Robots, in the advance of technology. These weapons will make it easier and cheaper to kill people — a serious problem all by itself in the wrong hands.
Think about how accessible is today to buy a drone in comparison with 10 years ago. Now you have drones flying around you in your house, work, or vacation destination, collecting data about how are you living and what are you doing, through the camera that is save in servers forever.
In terms of governmental purposes, if we combine the digital ID with the digital wallet with Killer Robots we will see the public trend to use technology to control us based on fear and available data. Seems like they’d be disproportionately useful for ethnic cleansing, genocides and mass control.
As we see in this topic the advance of governmental control will not stop any time soon and is important to start to prevent becoming a target.
These PRVCYTips are not only to prevent to be kill by a Killer Robot but to minimize the data that you are sharing in general.
In your phone
- Use Offline Maps: Online Maps, like google maps collect your exact location second by second. Try to use another alternatives like Osmand app.
- Avoid to use a phone number: Phone numbers with the Chip card are the easiest ways to be intercepted, monitor and manipulate.
- Use encrypted messaging apps: like Telegram and try not to reveal so much about your plans and personal details on the phone.
In your home
- Don’t use Voice Activated Assistants in your house like Alexa or google home: they are listen to you and collecting all the data.
- Use hats, sunglases and umbrellas to prevent surveillance camera to take biometric data from you.