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Robotics The Military Hardware

'Ban Killer Bots,' Urges Human Rights Watch 297

Taco Cowboy writes "A self-proclaimed 'Human Rights Group' — the 'International Human Rights Clinic' from Harvard Law School — has teamed up with 'Human Rights Watch' to urge the banning of 'Killer Robots.' A report issued by the Human Rights Watch, with the title of 'Losing Humanity,' claimed autonomous drones that could attack without human intervention would make war easier and endanger civilians. Where's the 'Robot Rights Watch' just when you need 'em?"
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'Ban Killer Bots,' Urges Human Rights Watch

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  • by Icegryphon ( 715550 ) on Monday November 19, 2012 @09:14PM (#42034709)

    Agreed, Winston Churchill had it right. William Tecumseh Sherman had it right. Destroy every bit of the enemy infrastructure and they wont have anything to wage war with.

  • Re:Ban the drones (Score:5, Informative)

    by tsotha ( 720379 ) on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @12:38AM (#42036787)

    We have permission from the country involved. Those strikes are happening in countries where the national government doesn't control all of its territory. Drones are a good weapon to use against people in non-state organizations like Al Queda. Innocent deaths are minimized and you can actually damage the organization by getting to the planners instead of just killing indoctrinated sixteen year olds.

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