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UN Considering Ethics of Autonomous Killer Robots Options
Daemon
Posted: Monday, June 3, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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UN Considering Ethics of Autonomous Killer Robots

It may sound like the plot of a Terminator film prequel, but human rights groups have petitioned the UN to ban the development and use of "lethal autonomous robots," and the UN is reviewing the matter. Such robots are preprogrammed to kill people or destroy targets and operate autonomously when deployed, raising ethical and moral questions. One issue under consideration is that of accountability. Who is held responsible if one of these robots fails to distinguish between civilians and combatants on the battlefield? A UN report on the matter is calling for a moratorium on the robots' use while such questions are debated. More...
Hupomone
Posted: Monday, June 3, 2013 9:45:04 AM
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Us civilized folk, we sho' is good at killin'.
pedro
Posted: Monday, June 3, 2013 10:07:49 AM
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Hmmm links up well with this; http://forum.thefreedictionary.com/postst36649_Morality.aspx

Can't we just program our killer robots to be nice every so often?
FounDit
Posted: Monday, June 3, 2013 12:26:11 PM

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Perhaps a preprogrammed recording of, "It isn't personal, citizen."

However, if the UN wants a moratorium on the idea, no one would think of doing otherwise, I'm sure. Uh, huh.
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One of these birds would be easy to spot on our slack.
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