[JURIST] Then UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions [official website] Christof Heyns on Thursday urged [text, PDF] the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) [official website] to impose a moratorium on lethal autonomous robotics (LAR's), also known as "killer robots." A key concern to Heyns is whether future weapons systems will be allowed to make the decision to kill on their own, without human intervention:Machines lack morality and mortality, and as a result should not have life and...

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