Killer robots must be outlawed immediately, warns UN official

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Robotics is a technology that has been around for decades, and indeed has been used to streamline manufacturing — often at the cost of human labor. Over the years, robots have become much more sophisticated and capable, but not everyone believes that is a good thing. In fact, some think that the development of robotics is becoming a threat to the human race.

Angela Kane, the United Nations’ high representative for universal weapons disarmament, has said she believes that so-called “killer robots” that can be programmed to fire on anyone without being directly controlled by a human is just a “small step” away from being deployed on future battlefields, and that as such countries should move now to outlaw that.

As reported by Britain’s Telegraph newspaper, Kane says governments need to come clean and be more transparent about current programs to develop such technology, adding that a ban now, before they are fully functional, would be best.

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