Lieutenant General Ludwig Leinhos, head of Germany’s Cyber and Information Space Command, told panel members at the Munich Security Conference yesterday that Germany would abstain from using autonomous weapons.
According to the “Campaign To Stop Killer Robots” Germany joins 22 other countries in pledging to keep AI-powered weapons off the battlefield.
The big worry when it comes to autonomous warfare systems is that robots don’t have compassion.
Meanwhile, the Russian government wants to ensure its military has better killer robots than anyone else.
The Kremlin has made it perfectly clear any attempts at banning autonomous weapons on a global scale would be met with refusal.
The UN and numerous organizations – such as the Campaign to stop Killer Robots – are doing everything they can to make sure humans stay involved in the people-killing process for the foreseeable future.