US Asks for Killer Robot Ban
It looks like the UN is going to spend some time talking about the
possability of killer robots. Just weeks after a report about killer
robots was release a human rights investigator for the UN is getting
ready to talk about a
moratorium on bots who end lives on the battlefield. The hopes of the
investigator is that all nations get on board with the morataorium and
declare a ban on the us of the bots in combat.
The suggestion was put to the UN because several developed nations, including the USA, Israel and Great Brittan are currently testing, or using, robots that have the capability to be modified to be deadly in the near future. The main concern of the UN was the fact that robots have no ability to distinguish between legal and illegal orders and the inability to be held accountable for their actions.
Source: Irish Times
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