Drones and other machines capable of targeting and killing humans autonomously are too close to becoming reality, Human Rights Watch warns. The group has launched a global Campaign to Stop Killer Robots to press for an international ban on such ma...
The world needs to act now to keep robots capable of killing without human input off the battlefields of the future, Human Rights Watch warns. The group is calling for an international treaty banning the development of autonomous "killer robots."
For over 50 years the US Navy has trained dolphins, whose echo location abilities have been an immense asset to avoiding sea mines. But the blubbery companions are set to be laid off for cheaper, more cost-effective robotic replacements.
Human rights groups and international lawyers are calling for the Obama administration to explain the legal basis for expanding the US drone programs, and reveal the number of civilian deaths caused by drone strikes.