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Release date: 13 November 2017

If human: Kill()

Release date: 30 November 2021

Deep dive video

Release date: 2 December 2021

Panel discussion

Release date: 3 December 2021


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Press release

Slaughterbots Sequel Warns of Widespread Proliferation of Lethal AI Unless UN Acts at December Meeting

Original film had over 70 million views and won awards at Cannes

BOSTON, Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Future of Life Institute (FLI), a nonprofit working to reduce extreme risks from powerful technologies, has today released Slaughterbots – if human: kill(), a short film that warns anew of humanity’s accelerating path towards the widespread proliferation of slaughterbots – autonomous weapons that use artificial intelligence (AI) to identify, select, and kill people without human intervention.

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