Ban On ‘Killer Robots’ Faces Showdown In Geneva
Killerroboter-Verbot: Showdown in Genf (original)
Divieto dei robot killer: resa dei conti a Ginevra
L’interdiction des robots tueurs se joue à Genève
حظر الروبوتات القاتلة يثير الجدل في جنيف
In March 2020 the Libyan government used a Kargu-2 quadcopter in the civil war, according to a United Nations reportExternal link . This drone“hunted” a human target without being instructed to do so. It was the first time in history that an autonomous lethal weapon – also known as a killer robot – had been deployed.
These weapons systems, developed using robotics and artificial intelligence, do not require human operation. Autonomous drones, for example, are programmed to approach a specific position, select an object and kill the target without any contact with a controlling human. As the incident in Libya shows, killer…