The European Parliament opposes ” killer robots”

The European Parliament adopted a resolution this week in Strasbourg calling for the prohibition of weapons not held back by significant human control in the selection and attack of targets.

Certain countries and industries are developing systems of autonomous lethal weapons, also known as “killer robots.”

These include missiles that are able to select their targets, or learning machines with cognitive skills allowing them to decide whom to attack, when, and where.

“The machines cannot make decisions like men do,” for it is still human responsibility to make life or death decisions, the MEPs affirm in their resolution, adopted by an overwhelming majority.

They call on the European Commission and Member States to find a common position in that sense, and uphold a ban at the international level.

The author: Margareta STROOT

Margareta Stroot, a multi-talented individual, calls Brussels her home. With a unique blend of careers, she balances her time as a part-time journalist and a part-time real estate agent. Margareta's deep-rooted knowledge of the city of Brussels, where she resides, has proven invaluable in both of her roles. Her journalism captures the essence of the city, while her real estate expertise helps others find their perfect homes in the vibrant Belgian capital.

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