In the 16 July 2022 issue of the New Scientist, it was reported that attempts to regulate autonomous weapons would likely fail. Between March and July 2022, the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) – Group of Governmental Experts on emerging technologies in the area of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (GGE on LAWS) held various… Read More
Soldiers & the Tools of War…
“If the tools of warfare are no longer tanks and artillery, but rather computer viruses and microbots, then we can no longer say that nations are the only armed groups or that soldiers are the only ones in the possession of the tools of war.” Alvin Toffler (1928 to 2016) & Heidi Toffler (1929 to… Read More
Killer Robots! Germany Crosses a Threshold
Until the 13 June 2018, Germany was the only big Western country not to buy “killer robots”. On this day the German Bundestag committee voted to approve the spending of nearly €1bn ($1.1bn) to lease from Israel five drones which can be equipped with deadly weapons. Unlike the US, Germany’s drones are described as weaponisable not weaponised. A… Read More
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