Should we let robots kill on their own?

Next week, from April 13th to April 17th, the second multilateral meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems is taking place at the United Nations in Geneva.


Once we approve the use of autonomous machines to kill without humans in the loop, we’re ceding what’s known as, “meaningful human control” for these systems. While the moral ramifications of war are certainly different than something like the manufacture of self-driving cars, once we’ve justified autonomous systems making life-and-death decisions, it’s easy to imagine our reliance on them for everything else…

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