Re: Engineers, coders – it's down to you to prevent AI being weaponised
"I didn't take the job. But I'm under no illusions that my decision made any difference at all to the development of automated tagetting systems.
4% of Google's staff might feel better about themselves, but it won't stop people getting killed by automatically targetted weapons."
The difference between you back then and the Googlers now is both that they have acted as a group and got international publicity, partly thanks to Googles own business as major bit of the internet. It's how grass roots movements start and public opinion changes. Having said that, I doubt there will be much difference made in the short to medium term, but it could conceivable lead to an equivalent to (or addendum to) the Geneva Convention. Land mines and cluster bombs are used a bit less these days and in more controlled fashion than previously due to publicity and public opinion.