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Scientists Campaign Against Killer Robots

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Science  20 Dec 2013:
Vol. 342, Issue 6165, pp. 1428-1429
DOI: 10.1126/science.342.6165.1428

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Computer scientists and others have teamed up to persuade the 117 state parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) to study the risks of allowing intelligent weapons to decide which humans to attack. CCW has agreed to consider a formal review of robotic killers in May 2014.