The future of warfare involves increased use of robots, but putting a non-human in control of a nuclear arsenal is a scary scenario, believes Dmitry Rogozin, the deputy PM in charge of the Russian defense industry. “Let’s consider the Hollywood movie ‘The Terminator’. Once humans realize they are incapable of acting fast enough, they delegate the decision over launching a retaliation nuclear strike to a machine, Skynet,”

Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin said at a meeting with students of Tomsk Polytechnic University. “A machine is a machine. Should we entrust one with such a sacred thing as the existence of humanity? I doubt that,” he added, saying he is “scared” of putting a machine in charge of nuclear weapons. READ MORE