September 04, 2017

The trouble with trying to ban 'killer robots'

By Paul Scharre

Last month more than 100 robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) company CEOs signed an open letter to the UN warning of the dangers of autonomous weapons.

For the past three years, countries have gathered at the UN in Geneva under the auspices of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons to discuss the role of automation and human decision-making in future weapons. The central question for nations is whether the decision to kill in war should be delegated to machines.

Read the full op-ed in the World Economic Forum.

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