Killer robots are 'quickly moving toward reality' and humanity only has a YEAR to ban them, expert warns
* Robots do the fighting would keep soldiers and officers out of harm's way
* But experts say the threats to humanity would outweigh any benefits
* Risk of harm or erroneous targeting of civilians would increase
* Should start process on lethal autonomous weapons systems in 2017
New technology could lead humans to relinquish control over decisions to use lethal force.
As artificial intelligence advances, the possibility that machines could independently select and fire on targets is fast approaching.
Fully autonomous weapons, also known as 'killer robots,' are quickly moving from the realm of science fiction toward reality.
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WNU Editor: And I though some man-made global warming supporters were extreme. We are still far away from having the weapons platforms that these proponents are afraid of .... but having said that, banning these weapons is too late. The genie is out of the bottle, and every major military in the world is investing heavily to develop and deploy such systems and they are not going to turn back the clock.