Stopping Killer Robots: A Guide for Policy Makers
This pamphlet provides guidance for policy makers around the world in developing a new international treaty to overcome the dangers posed by autonomy in weapon systems.
Through increased functionality in artificial intelligence and the processing of data through algorithms, machines are beginning to replace humans in the application of force. This has unpredictable and potentially devastating consequences for humanity.
It is critical for internationally agreed limits on autonomy in weapon systems to be agreed. A new legal treaty is required to avoid a dehumanised future where machines are tasked to kill and apply force, without the safeguards we need.
"States must work together to solve these problems before the use of autonomous weapon systems proliferates, and before the threat they pose to the safety and security of the world becomes irreversible."