kill-switches stop killer robots?



“How is it that one can disable a lost iPhone, but not a piece of military hardware that’s inadvertently fallen into the hands of an insurgent? That’s a question Harvard’s Jonathan Zittrain has been pondering and his solution is to call for future weapons to be made with an inbuilt ‘kill switch’.
Also, the international Campaign to Stop Killer Robots – a reaction to the growing sophistication of the world’s weaponry and the fact that algorithms are now making independent decisions about who and what should be targeted. We’ll speak with the campaign’s co-founder Noel Sharkey.
And finally, the solar soldier – scientists at the Australian National University have developed a solar-operated power system that could lessen the load for combat troops in the field. Afterall, all that clever new military equipment has to be powered somehow.”
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/kill-switches2c-solar-soldiers-and-the-campaign-to-stop-killer/6248422
http://www.stopkillerrobots.org/

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