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.