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U.S. Army Clarifies Rules on Autonomous Armed Robots

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has confirmed that a human will always be in charge of lethal decisions of autonomous weapons systems, under directive 3000.09. Credit: U.S. Army/CDCC. The DoD has clarified its rules on the use of autonomous armed robots in battle, stating that humans will always have the final decision on deploying

Deployment of Weaponized Artificial Intelligence and the “Terminator Conundrum”

Earlier this month, the Russian weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov Group made a low-key announcement with frightening implications. The company revealed it had developed a range of combat robots that are fully automated and used artificial intelligence to identify targets and make independent decisions. The revelation rekindled the simmering, and controversial, debate over autonomous weaponry and asked