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‘Killer Robots’ could be outlawed

Posted By admin On November 14, 2013 @ 2:14 pm In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Harriet Alexander
London Telegraph [1]
November 14, 2013

The first steps towards the outlawing of “killer robots” could be taken on Thursday, as a UN committee meets to decide whether to investigate banning the controversial technology.

Campaigners are hoping that representatives from 117 states gathering for a two-day annual meeting in Geneva [2] will agree to an inquiry into the development of the machines, which they say pose a serious threat to the world.

“People initially accused us of being in some kind of fantasy world,” said Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at Sheffield University, and one of the founders of the Stop the Killer Robots coalition. “But now they have realised that significant developments are already under way.

“At the moment we already have drones, which are supervised by humans – I have a lot of issues with these, but they can be used in compliance with international law.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/10446724/Killer-Robots-could-be-outlawed.html

[2] gathering for a two-day annual meeting in Geneva: http://www.unog.ch/80256EE600585943/%28httpPages%29/3CFCEEEF52D553D5C1257B0300473B77?OpenDocument

[3] Activists launch campaign against ‘autonomous weapons’: Killer robots must be stopped: http://www.prisonplanet.com/activists-launch-campaign-against-%e2%80%98autonomous-weapons%e2%80%99-killer-robots-must-be-stopped.html

[4] US Army Colonel Issues Warning About Remorseless “Killer Robots”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-army-colonel-issues-warning-about-remorseless-killer-robots.html

[5] Professor: Robots to Patrol Cities by 2040: http://www.prisonplanet.com/professor-robots-to-patrol-cities-by-2040.html

[6] The Case Against Killer Robots with Dr. Noel Sharkey: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-case-against-killer-robots-with-dr-noel-sharkey.html

[7] Hasta la vista, humans: The menace of “killer robots”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hasta-la-vista-humans-the-menace-of-killer-robots.html

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