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‘Killer Robots’ could be outlawed

Posted By Adan On November 14, 2013 @ 1:10 pm In Science & Technology,Tile | Comments Disabled

Harriet Alexander
Telegraph.co.uk
November 14, 2013

 BAE Systems' Taranis, a semi-autonomous unmanned warplane, that will use stealth technology and can fly intercontinental missions and attack both aerial and ground targets Photo: HANDOUT


BAE Systems’ Taranis, a semi-autonomous unmanned warplane, that will use stealth technology and can fly intercontinental missions and attack both aerial and ground targets Photo: HANDOUT

The first steps towards the outlawing of “killer robots” could be taken on Thursday, as a UN committee meets to decide whether to investigate banning the controversial technology.

Campaigners are hoping that representatives from 117 states gathering for a two-day annual meeting in Geneva will agree to an inquiry into the development of the machines, which they say pose a serious threat to the world.

“People initially accused us of being in some kind of fantasy world,” said Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at Sheffield University, and one of the founders of the Stop the Killer Robots coalition. “But now they have realised that significant developments are already under way.

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