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Space Digital’s short film about autonomous weapons goes viral


MediaCityUK’s Space Digital is behind a hard-hitting short film about autonomous weapons that has been viewed more than 400,000 times on YouTube and inspired stories in several national newspapers.

‘Slaughterbots’ imagines a dystopian world where artificially intelligent drones become terrifying killing machines in an attempt to raise awareness about the dangers of autonomous weapons.  Space Digital was approached to make the film by the Boston-based Institute, which aims to ‘catalyse and support research and initiatives for safeguarding life and developing optimistic visions of the future’.


Space Digital MD Matthew Nelson said: “We’re proud to have been approached to produce a film on such an important matter – and it highlights the unique capabilities we have here at Space Digital. 

“The film was shot on location at Hertfordshire University, Peterborough and Edinburgh, and the complete post included 150 visual effects shots.  The end result is extremely impactful.”

Space Digital is in its 11th year and won a coveted Silver Award at the prestigious Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards in 2017. 

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