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UN Set to Host Killer Robot Debate

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Killer Robot

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Killer robots will be debated during an informal meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva.

Two robotics experts, Professor Ronald Arkin and Professor Noel Sharkey, will debate the efficacy and necessity of killer robots.

The meeting will be held during the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW).

A report on the discussion will be presented to the CCW meeting in November.

This will be the first time that the issue of killer robots, or lethal autonomous weapons systems, will be addressed within the CCW.

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