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posted by n1 on Thursday May 15 2014, @04:22AM   Printer-friendly
from the t800-confirmed-to-be-attending dept.

The U.N. has begun discussion on "lethal autonomous robots," killing machines which take the next step from our current drones which are operator controlled, to completely autonomous killing machines.

"Killer robots would threaten the most fundamental of rights and principles in international law," warned Steve Goose, arms division director at Human Rights Watch.

Are we too far down the rabbit hole, or can we come to reasonable and humane limits on this new world of death-by-algorithm?

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  • (Score: 2) by zeigerpuppy on Thursday May 15 2014, @08:27AM

    by zeigerpuppy (1298) on Thursday May 15 2014, @08:27AM (#43650)

    Robocop 2014 has some surprisingly cogent satirical commentary on this.
    The powers that claim to be democratic are rapidly moving to a fusion of militarism with oligarchy. Autonomous citizen controlling machines are the natural evolution of this idea.
    Strange how people can be so vitriolic about amendment rights and then forget what they were for!

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 15 2014, @08:52AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 15 2014, @08:52AM (#43659)

    In Soviet USA, Gun Has Arms!