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 2014-04-30 09:05:16 -0400
signed 2014-04-29 20:29:09 -0400
signed 2014-04-29 10:55:32 -0400
Landmines, drones, heat seeking missiles and you don’t know what is coming toward humanity next. I hope all governments ban it for humanity’s sake. Great work and I will try to promote the petition in my circle, we should all do.
signed 2014-04-28 01:02:01 -0400
signed 2014-04-06 02:36:20 -0400
signed 2014-04-05 18:51:16 -0400
signed 2014-04-05 14:18:00 -0400
signed 2014-04-04 16:44:54 -0400
Canada is a motivation for us a campaigners on the issue of landmines, I hope Canada will uphold it’s historical norms
signed 2014-04-03 14:35:38 -0400
signed 2014-04-03 02:30:06 -0400
A machine cannot differentiate between a threat and an innocent. These machines must be banned.
signed 2014-04-01 17:17:53 -0400
signed 2014-03-20 15:22:54 -0400
signed 2014-03-07 16:40:37 -0500
signed 2014-03-05 09:55:59 -0500
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signed 2014-03-04 11:40:32 -0500
signed 2014-03-02 19:51:37 -0500
signed 2014-03-02 18:16:22 -0500
signed 2014-02-26 10:24:54 -0500
signed 2014-02-05 19:13:41 -0500
Nothing short of a total ban is acceptable
signed 2014-01-31 10:54:01 -0500
signed 2014-01-29 08:19:30 -0500
signed 2014-01-13 23:03:15 -0500
I believe drones should be outlawed as well. They are remotely killing innocent people with impunity,people who, even if deemed “terrorists” have no recourse to the lawful requirement of innocent until proven guilty. The whole move toward killing machines is a descent into complete barbarism.
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signed 2014-01-09 23:10:24 -0500
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