Human Rights Watch calls for ban on ‘killer robots’ | WBEZ
Skip to main content

Worldview

Human Rights Watch calls for ban on 'killer robots'

This month, world bodies such as The E.U. and the governments of countries like Mexico, France, the Netherlands and Sierra Leone, gathered in Geneva at a special U.N. meeting to discuss autonomous weapons systems known as “killer robots,” and the potential harm they may cause. We’ll talk with Stephen Goose, executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Arms Division about how these weapons and other small arms have become weapons of choice in war and how this may impact our lives. Goose co-founded the International Campaign to Ban Land mines (ICBL). The organization won the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. (photo: The navy X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration aircraft successfully completes its historic first flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (AP Photo/Alan Radecki, Northrup Grumman, Navy))

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.

CLOSE X