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Autonomous Weapons Systems

Army Robots Won’t Use Lethal Force, But Will Still Increase Lethality (Kris Osborn, The National Interest)

Army robots will be armed with weapons, but don’t expect a real-life Terminator anytime soon. Department of Defense policy requires decisions regarding the use of lethal force to be made by humans.

Army Robots Won’t Use Lethal Force, But Will Still Increase Lethality | The National Interest

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Autonomous Weapons Systems

UN talks fail to open negotiations on ‘killer robots’ (Al Jazeera)

Country officials and campaigners have expressed disappointment after United Nations talks on autonomous weapons systems – known as “killer robots” – stopped short of launching negotiations into an international treaty to govern their use following opposition from manufacturing states.

Unlike existing semi-autonomous weapons such as drones, fully-autonomous weapons have no human-operated “kill switch” and instead leave decisions over life and death to sensors, software and machine processes.