Pages tagged "defence"

  • Autonomous Weapons

    Please note that the image used is of, to the best of our knowledge, a remotely-piloted aircraft and not autonomous.

    The history of humans killing humans is as old as humanity. Perhaps that's why we have long-standing legal frameworks for dealing with such actions in their myriad forms. Our laws define when it is permissible to kill a person—for example in self-defence, or by the authorised use of lethal force.

    But we are unprepared for machines making critical decisions in killing humans. The Science Party has written its Autonomous Weapons policy in order to deal with this reality.


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