10/23/2020

Human Rights Watch seeks to sign treaty banning “killer robots”

Human Rights Watch seeks to sign treaty banning "killer robots"

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Human Rights Watch called on countries around the world to sign a treaty banning the use of “killer robots.”

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) noted in a recent report that more than 30 countries have so far expressed their desire to ban all use of “fully automatic weapons.”

“Everywhere you look today, the tide of protectionist sentiment is flowing. “The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is the only effective way to resolve the challenges posed by fully automated interventions,” he added.

In a recent report entitled “Stopping Killer Robots: Countries’ Position on the Prohibition of Fully Automatic Weapons and the Restoration of Human Authority”, Human Rights Watch reiterated the positions of 97 countries since 2013 on the issue of fully automatic weapons at the UN Human Rights Council. Was raised, reviewed.

The report’s authors note that the number of countries seeking to rid humanity of deadly automatic weapons is growing.

More than 160 NGOs, including Human Rights Watch, have been campaigning since 2013 to stop the development of fully automated weapons.

However, military giants such as the United States and Russia have, on the one hand, blocked the progress of regulation in this area and, on the other hand, invested in the use of artificial intelligence for military purposes, including the production of automatic water, land and air weapons systems. They have done a lot.

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