A screen grab from the arms-control advocacy video Slaughterbots. Photo: YouTube

China’s brightest children are being recruited to develop AI ‘killer bots’

  • Beijing Institute of Technology recruits 31 ‘patriotic’ youngsters for new AI weapons development programme
  • Expert in international science policy describes course as ‘extremely powerful and troubling’
Topic |   China science

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A screen grab from the arms-control advocacy video Slaughterbots. Photo: YouTube
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.