Minister refuses to rule out fully autonomous lethal weapons-(

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Minister refuses to rule out fully autonomous lethal weapons-( ^

| 02 Nov 2021
| Angelica Mari

Posted on 11/19/2021 6:40:29 AM PST by RomanSoldier19

A government minister has refused to rule out the future use of lethal autonomous weapons amid calls for regulation for new technologies in the area.

During a debate on autonomous weapons systems at the House of Lords yesterday (1 November), Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton asked whether the UK government has agreed not to develop autonomous weapons. He also asked whether there would be human intervention in the chain from targeting to operating such weapons.

Ministry of Defence (MoD) minister Baroness Goldie said the UK Armed Forces “do not use lethal force without context-appropriate human involvement”, and that the UK will continue to engage internationally with experts on the matter, but did not provide details on the government’s current vision for autonomous weapons.

Pressing further on the issue, shadow defence spokesperson Lord Coaker noted that the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) in modern warfare brings “enormous moral challenges”. He asked whether the the minister could say “unequivocally, and as a matter of principle”, that humans would always be involved, whether in terms or oversight of AI in defence or whenever there was a decision to be made about lethal use of force.

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To: RomanSoldier19

OK..I’ve seen this movie before. It did not end well for the humans…

posted on 11/19/2021 6:55:10 AM PST
by moovova
(I’m dismayed that most of the world hates me for being non-vaxxed. Honest. No, really.)

To: RomanSoldier19

“minister” does not mean what you think it means.

posted on 11/19/2021 6:58:10 AM PST
by sauropod
(Meanie Butt Daddy – No you can’t)

To: RomanSoldier19

posted on 11/19/2021 7:02:40 AM PST
by ShadowAce
(Linux – The Ultimate Windows Service Pack )

To: moovova

posted on 11/19/2021 7:06:41 AM PST
by RomanSoldier19
(Game over, man! Game over! ; : rem ad triarios redisse is)

To: RomanSoldier19

Guess they’ll be known as full-auto auto.

posted on 11/19/2021 7:12:02 AM PST
by TangoLimaSierra
(⭐⭐To the left, truth is right-wing extremism.⭐⭐)

To: RomanSoldier19

Is a landmine not an autonomous lethal weapon?

posted on 11/19/2021 7:14:42 AM PST
by Yo-Yo
(is the /sarc tag really necessary?)

To: Yo-Yo

No, they aren’t. Automatic is not autonomous.

posted on 11/19/2021 8:24:49 AM PST
by Spktyr
(Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)

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