The Oakland Police Department is now pursuing the option of using robot cops and machine-accurate surveillance to patrol its city. The question of whether robots originally designed for defusing bombs should be converted into remote-controlled guns taps into several topics at the center of national debates: police using lethal force, the militarization of American life, and, not least of all, killer robots. These Bot Cops along with many other A.I. machines have the potential to inch us closer to a planned technological Armageddon. Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks about BOT COP – MASS SURVEILLANCE AND MECHANIZED DEATH. #GroundZero #ClydeLewis #BotCop
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