MEP from Luxembourg urges robot regulation

Written by Alexandre Keilmann on January 16th, 2017

The unstoppable rise of robots in our everyday lives requires urgent EU rules such as « kill switches », European Parliament members warned Thursday as they passed a resolution urging Brussels into action on automaton ethics.

Mady Delvaux, a Socialist MEP from Luxembourg, led the campaign and warned that Europe is passively standing by as robots take an increasingly powerful role that will grow even stronger with the emergence of driverless cars. To encourage EU action, Delvaux tabled a resolution at the European Parliament that also includes the need for an EU agency specialised in dealing with artificial intelligence.


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