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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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“minister” does not mean what you think it means.
RoboCop, here we come
Guess they’ll be known as full-auto auto.
Is a landmine not an autonomous lethal weapon?
No, they aren’t. Automatic is not autonomous.
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