As a species, our drive to innovate has always informed our ability to survive.
From stone, to bronze, to iron - entire ages of human civilization have been defined by the very technologies we use.
But, at the forefront of those innovations has also been the development of ever more advanced weaponry as well.
From rock, to spear, to tanks and bombs, and now, possibly even AI.
Laura Nolan is a Computer scientist and Member of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control