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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Without Lifting a Finger: The Rise of Fully Autonomous Weapons (killer robots)

Human Rights Watch said it was creating an international coalition to call for a global treaty that would impose a "pre-emptive and comprehensive ban" on artificially intelligent weapons before they are developed.

autonomous weaponsThe New York-based group also warned of a possible "robotic arms race" if even one country took the step to allow such machines to enter service.

"Lethal armed robots that could target and kill without any human intervention should never be built," said Steve Goose, arms division director at Human Rights Watch, said at the launch in London of the "Campaign To Stop Killer Robots".

"A human should always be 'in-the-loop' when decisions are made on the battlefield.
"Killer robots would cross moral and legal boundaries, and should be rejected as repugnant to the public conscience."   - xinmsn News

 Also read:
Human rights groups rally humanity against killer robots • The Register
An international coalition of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) has formed the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, a lobbying organization aimed at securing a worldwide ban on fully autonomous weapons.
"Lethal armed robots that could target and kill without any human intervention should never be built," Steve Goose, director of the arms division of Human Rights Watch, said in a statement on Tuesday.
US: Ban Fully Autonomous Weapons | Human Rights Watch
Rise of the Killer Robots: Hint–This is Not a Movie |
"Campaign To Stop Killer Robots" worried about autonomous weapons - The York Daily Record
Machines with the ability to attack targets without any human intervention must be banned before they are developed for use on the battlefield, campaigners against "killer robots" urged on Tuesday.
The weapons, which could be ready for use within the next 20 years, would breach a moral and ethical boundary that should never be crossed, said Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, of the "Campaign To Stop Killer Robots".
Activists launch campaign against ‘autonomous weapons’: Killer robots must be stopped – Secrets of the Fed

A new global campaign to persuade nations to ban “killer robots” before they reach the production stage is to be launched in the UK by a group of academics, pressure groups and Nobel peace prize laureates.
Robot warfare and autonomous weapons, the next step from unmanned drones, are already being worked on by scientists and will be available within the decade, said Dr Noel Sharkey, a leading robotics and artificial intelligence expert and professor at Sheffield University. He believes that development of the weapons is taking place in an effectively unregulated environment, with little attention being paid to moral implications and international law.

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