Ban on killer robots urgently needed, say scientists

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Found 17th Nov 2017Edited by:"Predikuesi"
Technology now exists to create autonomous weapons that can select and kill human targets without supervision as UN urged to outlaw them.

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The movie portrays a brutal future. A military firm unveils a tiny drone that hunts and kills with ruthless efficiency. But when the technology falls into the wrong hands, no one is safe. Politicians are cut down in broad daylight. The machines descend on a lecture hall and spot activists, who are swiftly dispatched with an explosive to the head.


The short, disturbing film is the latest attempt by campaigners and concerned scientists to highlight the dangers of developing autonomous weapons that can find, track and fire on targets without human supervision. They warn that a preemptive ban on the technology is urgently needed to prevent terrible new weapons of mass destruction.

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They coulda used Terminator
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Google Pet Man (Boston dynamics aka skynet) thats a terminator
Robots should be banned from the battlefield anyway including drones, by distancing themselves from death, war becomes more acceptable. The biggest opponent of war is public opinion, people don't work towards peace until they have had enough of bloodshed.
Dunno why they're calling it a WMD when it selectively targets. Surely that's better than taking out a whole block of flats along with the target.

N.B. I'm not against banning weapons, just against people describing things entirely incorrectly.
Segata-Sanshiro3 h, 9 m ago

Robots should be banned from the battlefield anyway including drones, by …Robots should be banned from the battlefield anyway including drones, by distancing themselves from death, war becomes more acceptable. The biggest opponent of war is public opinion, people don't work towards peace until they have had enough of bloodshed.



Shot callers and the public are distant from War, the soldiers who come back in pieces aren't.
catbeans3 h, 51 m ago

Shot callers and the public are distant from War, the soldiers who come …Shot callers and the public are distant from War, the soldiers who come back in pieces aren't.


We know how many come back in body bags and that causes outcry, a battle with robots could go on forever no one would care
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