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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 khallow on Thursday May 15 2014, @07:31PM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Thursday May 15 2014, @07:31PM (#43905) Journal

    I think people would have to be pretty stupid even by the extremely low standards of this thread to not figure out that fourth place is a lot lower than first place - especially after a few demonstrations of these rules in practice.

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