Making the Case: The Dangers of Killer Robots and the Need for a Preemptive Ban

The report illuminates the major threats posed by fully autonomous weapons and explains the advantages and feasibility of a ban since it would be difficult for them to comply with international law, and their ability to act autonomously would interfere with legal accountability. The weapons would also cross a moral threshold, and their humanitarian and security risks would outweigh possible military benefits. Critics who dismiss these concerns depend on speculative arguments about the future of technology and the false presumption that technological developments can address all of the dangers posed by the weapons.

Read the full report by Human Rights Watch here.