Modern technology? Check. Ability for it to kill? Check. Pacifists screaming about it? Check. Amazing concept from the British military in 2010 as story image? Check.
The Human Rights Watch this week released a new report calling for the world to abandon fully autonomous weapons “before it’s too late.” Jointly published by the HRW and the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic, the well-defnined 50-page report fully acknowledges that fully autonomous weapons are not yet a reality, but warns that contemporary trends are definitely pushing us in that direction, and that if accomplished, would prove disastrous due to lacking the human controls “that provide legal and non-legal checks on the killing of civilians.”
Moving further along this route of “stop technological advancement for the benefit of peace”, stating that, “It is essential to stop the development of killer robots before they show up in national arsenals,” said Steve Goose, HRW’s Arms Division director. “As countries become more invested in this technology, it will become harder to persuade them to give it up.”
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Via: Human Rights Watch