Scientists warn against Artificial Intelligence weapons

(WXYZ) - Artificial Intelligence is here to stay, but some big names in science and technology are warning people not to let weapons use artificial intelligence to think for themselves.

University of Michigan Computer Science Professor Michael Wellman signed the letter along with some big names like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk.

Wellman and the group want to ban autonomous weapons, which are, "Weapons that will make decisions about who to target and when to fire without direct human intervention."

All are warning that A.I. weapons could be a reality in just years, not decades. Wellman said that's because we already have autonomous cars and autonomous trading on Wall Street.