A TOP South Korean university is secretly developing a killer Artificial Intelligence robot army that could destroy humanity, scientists fear.
KAIST university allegedly launched a new AI weapons lab in February, leading dozens of researchers to believe the products will "have the potential to be weapons of terror".
Toby Walsh, a professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, organised the boycott with 49 other researchers.
He said in an open letter: "If developed, autonomous weapons will ... permit war to be fought faster and at a scale great than ever before.
"They will have the potential to be weapons of terror."
KAIST said it had "no intention to engage in development of lethal autonomous weapons systems and killer robots".