The campaign to stop killer robots is all about stopping the development of autonomous robots, a killing Pandemic. The ban agreement should be enforced via a legally binding treaty and national laws where all countries need to establish meaningful control over the use of force.
The US, China, Israel, South Korea, Russia, and the UK are developing autonomous robots for attacking target areas. In the United States and across the globe, public concern is rising regarding autonomous robots that would attack targets without human intervention.
The most important concern is the ethical one as a machine should never be allowed to make decisions over life and death. It is unlikely that they will be able to properly distinguish between civilians and combatants. There is growing support for a ban. Currently there are 30 countries that have called for a ban. In 2015, more than 3,000 Artificial Intelligence experts and in 2017, 116 CEO’s from robotic companies warned us for these weapons and called on the UN to take action.
The European Parliament, Twenty Nobel Peace Laureates and over 160 religious leaders have also called for a ban on autonomous weapons, as well as, the UN Secretary-General who called these weapons “politically unacceptable and morally revolting”.