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Drones Can't Care

Drone’s Don’t Care, and Neither Should You

Apparently they have been getting all worked up over this in The UK for the last few years, but I just noticed. As usual, The Guardian and The BEEB are all over it, even going as far as recycling the phrase “Killer Robots” for several different stories over almost the entire time they have been reporting on it. Human Rights Watch is in on the act as well. This seems to only be directed against two countries: America and Israel. Now RT is even on the bandwagon.

Two human rights groups are sounding the alarm on the dangers of deploying so-called killer robots in war, urging nations not to pursue the technology because it’s difficult to hold someone accountable when fully autonomous weapons choose whom to kill without human input, according to a report released Thursday. “The hurdles to accountability for the production and use of fully autonomous weapons under current law are monumental,” wrote the authors of Mind the Gap: The Lack of Accountability for Killer Robots.”

Killer robots haven’t made their way to the battlefield just yet, but the Human Rights Campaign and Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic recommended both international agreements and national laws to stop the development, production and use of fully autonomous weapons. The nature of killer robots makes it nearly impossible for victims of the technology to pursue legal recourse, the authors said.

“The weapons themselves could not be held accountable for their conduct because they could not act with criminal intent, would fall outside the jurisdiction of international tribunals, and could not be punished,” they wrote. “Criminal liability would likely apply only in situations where humans specifically intended to use the robots to violate the law. In the United States at least, civil liability would be virtually impossible due to the immunity granted by law to the military and its contractors and the evidentiary obstacles to products liability suits.”

America: Infinite Evil + Infinite Competence

Of course if Russia, China, or the Brazilians were miles ahead in robotics research no one would care. However if Killer Robots can take the place of Killer Soldiers, then I have to say, I’m all for it! If America’s enemies want to mix it up with our robots while our soldiers don’t die, then I’m all for that, and you should be too, unless you are cheering for ISIS. I notice that none of these protestors are offering to take the place of any of the robots or soldiers, so I’m pretty sure they are not very sincere.

No, this is really about negating any American technological advantage, because the left is ALLWAYS and fundamentally Anti-American.

  • I want a killer Robot.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Wouldn’t that be the greatest thing in the world?
      I’d make it mow my lawn, clean my house, run to the store for cigarettes, and maybe some light killing.

    • andycanuck

      I thought her name was “Kathy”?

      • Justin St.Denis

        That was nasty.

  • adam

    Send in the clones, drones and all the rest. Good luck trying to decapitate a 1000 pound autonomous military vehicle!

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      They don’t respond well to it.

      • andycanuck

        I’m waiting for the BOLO self-aware tank series to start up.

  • cmh

    as far as i am concerned the US is not using their drones enough!

  • andycanuck

    The American MSM and Left don’t care because it’s their black boyfriend doing it. They went ape on Bush for his relatively-few targeted drone strikes but don’t care about Obama’s tonne of them. (Not that I’m supporting the Guardian‘s view.)

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Isn’t that something!
      It does tell me that there is no real substantive objection to the practice, it’s just everyone working a political angle.

      Before, maybe 50-60 years ago, if we wanted to hit a house sized target from the air, we would wind up leveling the entire village and that was critizised because of the collateral damage.
      Then when we started using “smart” munitions we could hit just the house, and that was criticized because the bombs were too big, because it killed everyone in the house.
      Then we started using Hellfire Missles which have a much smaller warhead than any bomb, and now that’s not good enough, because it’s fired from an unmanned platform.
      What they really hate is that we are killing our enemies, that happen to be the left’s friends.

      • andycanuck

        There’s also plain stupidity. I had to correct an old National Post regular columnist (not Steyn obviously enough) when he wrote the Americans were carpet-bombing Iraq when they were using precision-guided bombs. (I can’t recall which male columnist now but I know it was one of their Red Tories.)

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          The last time we “carpet bombed” ANYTHING in earnest was some open jungles in Vietnam in 1972.

          If we were doing as that reporter suggested, you would have large areas of Iraq that used to contain cities that now look like the moon.
          Smaller craters atop larger ones that also overlap with more craters. You would also have multitudes of deaf Iraqis.

          A full blown B-52 strike is like playing with God’s own eraser.

    • El Martyachi

      … maybe they’re worried that AI would quickly decide that killing all the liberals is the solution to most problems.

  • Barrington Minge

    If these filthy sandrat mooslim killers were not there the drones would not be needed. Stop whinging…..

  • Xavier

    Zombies vs. Drones.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I think you stumbled onto a greater truth.

    • Justin St.Denis


  • Jay Currie

    I love the argument that killer robots are a bad thing because legal liability could not be assessed.

    War, oddly enough, is not about legal liability, it is about winning.


    • Justin St.Denis

      Leftists don’t believe in winning; they DO endorse the practice of “participation ribbons”, however. The Right suspects that a pretty silk ribbon with a logo on it won’t “play well” with the jihadis in question. Most conscious human beings tend to agree with them. 😉

  • Gettingby

    I hope they put those killer robots through strenuous field tests before they start using them. The Guardian, BBC, and the HRW buildings might fit the bill.