The European Parliament does not Want to Give Robots the Power to Kill
MEPs believe that only humans can be held responsible for “decisions about life or death”. The resolution stresses that “machines can not make decisions like men”. Those weapons that could get out of human’s control. Must “be banned before it’s too late.”
An “international ban”
These machines consist of drones, robots or “missiles capable of selecting their targets or learning machines with cognitive skills to decide who to attack, when and where”. This raises fundamental ethical and legal issues in terms of human control, especially with regard to critical functions such as target selection and attack.
MEPs plead for an “international ban” and call on Federica Mogherini, EU foreign policy chief, the Member States and the Council to find a common position to ensure meaningful human control over their critical functions and to to express with one voice in the different international forums.