Ultimately, if such weapons are going to be deployed, I believe there must be an additional protocol adopted into the CCW covering their use. The notional Protocol VI on Autonomous Weapons should include a symbol sign indicating its presence and a visual and audio signal to indicate it is about to use deadly force, e.g. A very loud horn or bell along with a flashing light. Machines do not need the element of surprise in order to stay alive. The purpose of a weapon such as this is area denial and channelization. If it kills no one, it still did its job. An autonomous turret must give potential enemy targets every opportunity to retreat before firing its weapon. Otherwise it's no better than a mine.
Bulgaroktonos: That article doesn't describe automated weapons, does it?
That article doesn't describe automated weapons, does it?
A Robotic Sentry For Korea's Demilitarized Zone
The Samsung robot packs a 5-millimeter, Korean-made light machine gun. Should it detect an intruder, ”the ultimate decision about shooting should be made by a human, not the robot,” says Yoo, who led the team that designed the robot. But the robot does have an automatic mode, in which it can make the decision.
If bullets, rockets, or missiles are to be fired, tear gas is to be launched, or systems are to be jammed, a human needs to make the final decision on when they are used and at whom they are aimed.
But the policy explicitly exempts "autonomous or semi-autonomous cyberspace systems for cyberspace operations." And the development efforts for those sorts of systems is now being pursued much more openly.
56 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, grand larceny possession of stolen property and weapons possession
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