April 09, 2015

Human Rights Group urges the UN to prevent Judgment Day and ban 'killer robots'

Rebel Staff

Hasn't the UN ever seen Terminator? You can't stop Judgment Day. It's inevitable.

A new study by Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School is urging the UN to ban the development of 'killer robots'.

According to The Guardian, “Under existing laws, computer programmers, manufacturers and military commanders would all escape liability for deaths caused by such machines.”

The report was released just before a meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems at the UN in Geneva.

It says that while fully autonomous weapons do not yet exist, technology is moving in that direction. The report references Israel's Iron Dome, which is programmed to respond automatically to threats.

Human Rights Watch co-founded a campaign called 'Stop Killer Robots'. You can view their website here.

It is unknown what, if any role, Sarah Connor plays in the campaign.

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commented 2015-04-11 13:32:39 -0400
Much of what was science fiction is becoming reality. Killer robots – scares me. And yes, who is the killer? You can’t bring a robot to criminal court, or can you?
commented 2015-04-09 19:02:00 -0400
yup …the basis on this is based on Israel and its own future development, cut them off at the pass, they scare the shit out of Iran
commented 2015-04-09 17:04:17 -0400
I am more immediately concerned about Killer Liberals or Killer Socialists should the unspeakable happen and either the Liberals or the NDP form our next federal government. Pray for a Conservative majority but keep your powder dry.
commented 2015-04-09 16:59:41 -0400
Maurice…me too…well… Killer Robots are really scary :) but spiderrs are ok for me……but I would love to be able to access time travel!…as for Israel’s Iron Dome…necessity is the mother of invention…leave them alone, ok?…since when is self-defence at issue?
commented 2015-04-09 16:12:18 -0400
Killer Robots, Always been one of my greatest fears – well, them and spiders.
commented 2015-04-09 14:49:00 -0400
Peter you once again hit the nail on the head, enough said
commented 2015-04-09 14:33:54 -0400
Fully autonomous weapons do not exist [yet], this article states… but neither does time travel, and that would ALSO be required to be operational for “Judgement Day” to occur… Shouldn’t these “human rights” groups also be lobbying to stop research into time travel? And wouldn’t time travel itself have other implications, such as teleportation and gravity manipulation (repulsor beams, tractor beams, etc)?

Don’t these “activists” have anything better to do?
commented 2015-04-09 14:32:45 -0400
My guess is that the study from the Human Rights Watch is subtly suggesting that Israel’s Iron Dome be dismantled because of this made up “threat”. Since the UN is mostly run by haters of Israel and anything hinting Semitic, it is not a stretch on the imagination to see where that report might lead especially since they reference the Iron Dome in the report. I stand unabashedly with Israel.