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Use of ‘killer robots’ in wars would breach law, say campaigners

By Mattha Busby on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The use of fully autonomous weapons in a theatre of war would breach international law, campaigners and experts say, as longstanding calls for a ban on “killer robots” intensify. These AI-powered guns, planes, ships and tanks could fight future wars without being subject to any human control, as high-tech nations step up investment in the weapons and inch towards full autonomy. Twenty-six countries explicitly support a prohibition on fully autonomous weapons,…