I just participated in a fascinating discussion about military robots. My position is as follows, I do not agree that any science and technology should be developed for the purposes of human harm, robots or not.
The prospect of machines on battlefields without human oversight has some people anxiously urging Canada to lead the way in stopping robots that are designed to kill. Peace advocates are calling for an international treaty banning killer robots, before something unexpected happens.
– Ian Kerr holds the Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law and Technology at the University of Ottawa, is co-author of the forthcoming book Robot Law, and is a member of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots via Ottawa
– Daniel H. Wilson, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics expert and author of the New York Times best-selling Robopocalypse and the upcoming sequel Robogenesis via New York