“Why should Europe ban the Killer Robots? Although there is some disagreement about what lethal autonomous weapons systems really mean, it is possible to say that the phrase refers to weapons systems with autonomy in its critical functions. Weapons systems that are able to choose and attack targets on their own without human intervention. They are given a target profile and then left on their own to engage with the target. Europe can and should do more to deal with the problem of autonomous weapons systems.”
In this video, Serif Onur Bahcecik, Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations of the Middle East Technical University, discusses the dangers and challenges posed by autonomous weapons systems, of ‘Killer Robots’.
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