The Future of Life Institute has released this disturbing sci-fi short that shows what might happen if we fail to place an international moratorium on autonomous killing machines.

The film is meant to raise awareness of growing concern about ever more autonomous weapons.

“In response to growing concerns about autonomous weapons, a coalition of AI researchers and advocacy organizations released a fictitious video on Monday that depicts a disturbing future in which lethal autonomous weapons have become cheap and ubiquitous.”

“The video was launched in Geneva, where AI researcher Stuart Russell presented it at an event at the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons hosted by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots.”