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Autonomous Killing Robots Should Be ‘Prohibited’, Experts Say

April 13, 2016

(Wired UK) – Humans should remain in control of robotic killing machines, the Red Cross and arms control groups have said. Experts discussing autonomous weapons argued that people should still be able to control weapons systems as they advance to levels where they can act independently. “Mandating meaningful human control of weapons would help protect human dignity in war, ensure compliance with international humanitarian and human rights law, and avoid creating an accountability gap for the unlawful acts of a weapon,” a report from Human Rights Watch and the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic said.

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