Supporters of autonomous weapons are of the view that they will bring efficiency to the battlefield and operate in environments with insecure communications, save lives by reducing human soldiers, and increase targeting accuracy.

But, similar arguments were made for the nuclear weapons in the past but they caused hundreds of thousands of victims before being banned by humanitarian disarmament treaties.

Thousands of tech experts and companies have raised their concern that fully autonomous weapons would be unpredictable, vulnerable to hacking that can cause serious destruction.

The potential benefits of fully autonomous weapons are far less than the serious challenges they pose to international law and security.