The Washington Post asked, "how worried should we be about warnings issued [in an open letter from scientists] that artificial intelligence could be used to build weapons with minds of their own"? Bart Selman, a signatory to the letter, was quoted on several issues.

From the articleFacial recognition technology that could be used to spot targets already performs better than humans do, said Bart Selman, a computer science professor at Cornell University in New York. That capability could be harnessed with the video taken by surveillance cameras to hunt people down autonomously. “That’s a bit scary,” Selman said.