‘Killer robots’: Will they be banned?
30 July 2022 | 10:30 am
A United Nations panel in Geneva remains split on whether to ban autonomous weapons, which don't need a human to pull the trigger. The war in Ukraine is complicating the conversation.
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15 Jul 2020
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31 Jul 2020
Indonesia's Diponegoro University holds its graduation ceremony without its flesh-and-blood graduates, with robots receiving diplomas from the rector's hands in the students' stead. The 2,500 graduates were only allowed to watch the formalities via live broadcast due to pandemic social distancing, but they were represented by the top three students in each faculty -- who had their faces displayed on-screen as the robots took the stage.
15 Aug 2020
Human Rights Watch has released a report saying that a growing number of countries have shown a desire for a new international treaty against fully autonomous weapons. It says 30 countries explicitly seek a ban.
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20 Aug 2020
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24 Aug 2020
Twelve days after his mysterious disappearance from Police custody, suspected serial killer Sunday Shodipe has been rearrested by traditionalists in the Iwo Road area of Ibadan.
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23 Aug 2020
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4 Sep 2020
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11 Nov 2020
E-commerce giant Alibaba's robotic logistics network, inaugurated in 2018, with claims of being the China's largest robot intelligent warehouse, has some 1000 robots sorting delivery packages ahead of the annual Singles Day, the world's biggest shopping day. Singles' Day, also called "11.11" for the November 11 date, was originally set as an unofficial day for unmarried Chinese. But Alibaba -- which accounts for more than half of China's e-commerce -- commandeered it as a discount sales event akin to the late-November US "Black Friday", which "Singles' Day" now handily surpasses.
16 Nov 2020
The Austrian government is calling for a system of international ethics on the use of killer robots and drones in combat. Vienna says it wants humans, and not algorithms, to decide on matters of life and death.
3 Dec 2020
Slovakia's top court added two years to the killer's 23-year prison sentence for double murder on Wednesday. The victims, one an investigative journalist, were executed in 2018.
15 Jan 2021
In the northern Chinese city of Shenyang, robotic arms, built to collect samples quickly while lowering the risk of cross-infection between people, were used as part of a campaign to suppress a rise in coronavirus cases in the surrounding province.
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Germany's queer community is demanding that the Catholic Church accept their sexual identities. More than 100 members, including pastors, friars, and nuns have come out recently.
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Aung Kyaw Moe, human rights adviser to Myanmar's National Unity Government, speaks with DW about the execution of four pro-democracy activists in Myanmar, as well as Rohingya rights and democratization.
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The head of the Greek intelligence service has stepped down during a scandal after a reported attempt to spy on an opposition politician. The resignation came amid swirling accusations about the use of Predator software.
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The richest man in the world has claimed in court that Twitter lied to him about key parts of the business. The Tesla CEO is facing a lawsuit to force him to go through with his purchase of the social media company.
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China's military drills in the waters around Taiwan are prompting regional powers such as Japan to rethink defense strategies. Could East Asia be on the brink of an arms race?