Killer robots are almost inevitable, former defence chief warns

The use of killer robots in global conflicts is “bound to come”, a former British defence chief has said.

Retired general, Sir Richard Barrons told The Telegraph that any pre-emptive ban is unlikely to be successful because autonomous weapons would be cheaper, more effective and could keep humans out of harms way.

“A machine doesn’t blink, doesn’t get hot, doesn’t get cold and just follows the rules,” he said.