Killer Robots and the Rule of Law
The first article by the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs on what she says “many now call killer robots,” a challenge requiring “some global standards.” Kane promotes the “UN’s disarmament forums” and UN General Assembly to address the implications of killer robots.
A new type of arms race is underway and its outcome will shape the future of our planet. This race is not one between two countries. It is between the “tortoise” of our slowly changing legal and institutional norms and the “hare” of rapid technological change in the arms industry.
The case of lethal autonomous weaponry—what many now call killer robots—offers a classic example of this larger challenge.
The original article can be found on the Huffington Post website here.