The Daily Blog Open Mic Friday 10th April 2015




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  1. This seems worth keeping an eye on. Drones are bad enough for civilian deaths as it is, autonomous drones would be even worse:

    Fully autonomous weapons, already denounced as “killer robots”, should be banned by international treaty before they can be developed, a new report urges the United Nations .

    Under existing laws, computer programmers, manufacturers and military commanders would all escape liability for deaths caused by such machines…

    The report is released ahead of an international meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems at the UN in Geneva starting on 13 April. The session will discuss additions to the convention on certain conventional weapons.

    Also known as the inhumane weapons convention, the treaty has been regularly reinforced by new protocols on emerging military technology. Blinding laser weapons were pre-emptively outlawed in 1995

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