New Weapons, Proven Precedent. Elements of and Models for a Treaty on Killer Robots

20 October 2020

Fully autonomous weapons would usher in a new era of armed conflict. Also known as lethal autonomous weapons systems or “killer robots,” these systems would select and engage targets without meaningful human control. International law and non-legally binding principles of AI provide precedent for the elements of new treaties. Lessons from the past should be adapted to this emerging technology. (Human Rights Watch, 2020).

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

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