Fully autonomous weapons decide who lives and dies without human intervention, crossing a new moral threshold of barbarism in war.
Machines lack human characteristics such as compassion that are necessary to make complex ethical choices. It would be a grave mistake to hand machines the power to make decisions about who, what and when to kill.
A number of countries including the UK are developing weapons systems with significant autonomy in the critical functions of selecting and attacking targets. If left unchecked the world could enter a destabilizing robotic arms race.
Join Peter Burt and Verity Coyle from the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots to discuss the latest developments and the campaign against this new type of weapon .
The discussion will be hosted by Kate Hudson, general secretary of CND, and Ian Chamberlain, CND’s outgoing press and communications officer.
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