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Activists urge killer robot ban ‘before it is too late’

GENEVA: Countries should quickly agree a treaty banning the use of so-called killer robots "before it is too late", activists said Monday as talks on the issue resumed at the UN. They say time is running out before weapons are deployed that use lethal force without a human making the final kill-order and have criticised the UN body hosting the talks -- the Convention of Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) -- for moving too slowly. "Killer robots are no longer the stuff of science fiction," Rasha Abdul Rahim, Amnesty…

Tech titans call on UN to ban ‘killer robots’

UNITED NATIONS: A group of technology experts including Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has called upon the United Nations about potential threat posed by autonomous weapons dubbed ‘killer robots’. In an open letter addressed to the U.N.'s Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, 116 founders and CEOs of robotics and artificial intelligence companies want the "killer robot" weapons banned. "These can be weapons of terror, weapons that despots and terrorists use against innocent populations, and weapons hacked to…