UN lays groundwork for killer robots ban

An Israeli-made Harop suicide drone - image courtesy of Wikicommons.
A new UN decision has opened the path for a future ban on the use of ‘killer robots’ by member states.Over the weekend, 89 nations of the UN Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) voted to establish a Group of Governmental Experts to work towards a ban on these systems.Specifically, the ban would relate to robotic weapons systems which can autonomously decide whether to use lethal force with [..]

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