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“Keep the nuclear codes away from that robot”

The United States has issued a warning to two fellow nuclear powers, in so many words telling China and Russia,Keep your nuclear weapons firmly in human control.”

In a May 2 press briefing, US State Department official Paul Dean said that the government has explicitly told France and the United Kingdom that the decision to deploy nuclear weapons must stay out of reach of autonomous artificial intelligence systems — and said it welcomes China and Russia to make the same pronouncement.

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