With Drone Warfare, America Approaches the Robo-Rubicon
Maj. Gen. (Ret) Robert H. Latiff and Patrick J. McCloskey reflect on ethical, moral and other considerations of weapons with ever-increasing autonomy, noting “The problem is that robotic weapons eventually will make kill decisions on the battlefield with no more than a veneer of human control. Full lethal autonomy is no mere next step in military strategy: It will be the crossing of a moral Rubicon. Ceding godlike powers to robots reduces human beings to things with no more intrinsic value than any object.”
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