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Weaponized Drone $6B Market to Double
The robot that should not be built, say experts, but…
By Emmet Cole

No robot or AI system can distinguish between a combatant and a non-combatant. So, without that discrimination, how can a lethal, autonomous robot be ethical and comply with the laws of war?

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Emmet Cole has been writing about robots since 2006. Formerly Wired UK's robotics expert, Emmet's bylines include Wired News, The Economist, BBC Future, and Robotics Trends. He is particularly interested in commercialization of research and in the ethical, legal, and regulatory implications of emerging robotic and cyborg technology. Twitter: @roboticsviews

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