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UN Report Proposes Moratorium On Killer Robots

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The report for the U.N. Human Rights Commission calls for a worldwide moratorium on testing, production, assembly, transfer, acquisition, deployment and use of killer robots.

Report author Christof Heyns, a U.N. human rights lawyer, calls them "Lethal autonomous robotics" and says: "Decisions over life and death in armed conflict may require compassion and intuition. Humans - while they are fallible - at least might possess these qualities, whereas robots definitely do not."

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