The U.N. has begun discussion on "lethal autonomous robots," killing machines which take the next step from our current drones which are operator controlled, to completely autonomous killing machines.
"Killer robots would threaten the most fundamental of rights and principles in international law," warned Steve Goose, arms division director at Human Rights Watch.
Are we too far down the rabbit hole, or can we come to reasonable and humane limits on this new world of death-by-algorithm?
is this exactly what the story on autonomous cars murdering you was talking about? I'm sure there will be some crossover of technologies if both go ahead.
the car will only murder you if it thinks it's on a path to destruction [crazy, suicidal maybe?], and decides that you are the cheapest person it will definitely have to kill.
Yes, the second example in the linked article was an autonomous weapon.