Does the World Want Lethal Autonomous Robots?

December 10, 2013 | 14:37
Does the World Want Lethal Autonomous Robots?
Does the World Want Lethal Autonomous Robots?

Should lethal autonomous robots be stopped from ever coming into existence? That is the question treated in a report published by the Human Rights Watch and the Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic. In their report “Losing Humanity: The Case Against Killer Robots” they argue that autonomous systems are inherently incapable to operate in compliance with the international laws of war.

 

Autonomous robots would be unable to make a distinction between civilians and combatants, lack the human compassion that naturally deters people from killing others and -because the robot is truly autonomous- no human can be held responsible for violations of laws of war.

 

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