Keep Killer Robots Fiction

Killer Robots have been a fixture of science fiction for decades but now they are becoming a very real possibility.  

The Canadian Campaign to Stop Killer Robots works for a ban on fully autonomous weapons (robotic weapons that can choose and fire on targets without any human intervention unlike drones that continue to have a human at the controls from a remote location).  We believe that the creation of fully autonomous weapons is a line that should not be crossed.  We are calling for a pre-emptive and comprehensive ban on the development, production, and use of fully autonomous weapons.  The prohibition should be achieved through Canadian national law and an international treaty.

The Canadian Campaign to Stop Killer Robots has multiple moral, ethical, legal, technical and policy concerns with the prospect of fully autonomous weapons. It believes that humans should not delegate the responsibility of making lethal decisions in conflict to machines. The development of fully autonomous weapons and the associated risks to civilians are an affront to Canadian values of humanitarianism, personal responsibility, peace, order and good governance.  

I find the idea of machines making life or death decisions in conflict abhorrent. I call on the Government of Canada to immediately prohibit the development and deployment of fully autonomous weapons (killer robots) in Canada and to support efforts to create a pre-emptive global ban on the technology.

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signed 2015-04-13 21:23:49 -0400
We need to stop and prevent making killer robots. The human world has already been turned to a hell on earth without these robots, now imagine the world with robots with so many tyrant governments and dictators. This is not a game and the world is not a game board. First robots replaced human workers in the plants, now they will ruin the world killing humans. Stop developing robots NOW!
signed 2015-04-09 08:23:24 -0400
signed 2015-03-09 15:25:12 -0400
signed 2015-01-26 07:54:12 -0500
we need oneness to forge ahead
signed 2015-01-24 06:12:46 -0500
signed 2015-01-20 09:22:51 -0500
signed 2015-01-20 06:10:55 -0500
signed 2015-01-19 09:26:03 -0500
STOP!
signed 2015-01-18 09:59:57 -0500
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signed 2015-01-18 03:27:14 -0500
signed 2015-01-17 11:44:24 -0500
signed 2015-01-17 10:47:02 -0500
signed 2015-01-17 03:28:07 -0500
signed 2015-01-16 22:13:50 -0500
It is madness to even think of going down this path of utter destruction 😱
signed 2015-01-16 19:45:50 -0500
signed 2015-01-16 18:10:54 -0500
signed 2015-01-16 16:30:15 -0500
signed 2015-01-16 12:05:36 -0500
signed 2015-01-16 11:12:36 -0500
Active in the Action Group Against Radioactive Weapons (ARK), Sweden, affiliated to the ICBUW
signed 2015-01-16 10:40:40 -0500
signed 2015-01-16 10:17:02 -0500
signed 2015-01-16 10:15:08 -0500
signed 2015-01-15 11:18:29 -0500
Ban Killer Robots
signed 2015-01-15 02:59:00 -0500
signed 2015-01-14 12:22:30 -0500
signed 2015-01-14 00:32:43 -0500
signed 2015-01-13 22:52:07 -0500
signed 2015-01-13 22:43:34 -0500
This should be illegal under the Geneva Convention because there is no one to hold accountable for killing someone a robot makes that decision. This idea is immoral and unethical. The Canadian Government does not represent me or all the other Canadians who want peace and that is very wrong. The Harper Government should listen to the people of Canada.
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