Sollen Killer Roboter verboten werden?
Viele Regierungen verlangen von den Vereinten Nationen ein rechtlich bindendes Verbot für letale autonome Waffen. Die US, China und Israel entwickeln derartige Waffen.
However, the U.S., Russia, Australia, and Israel are pushing for a non-binding resolution. The conflicting views among these countries raise concerns about AI-driven weapons’ ethical and security implications.
In a speech on August 28, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, Kathleen Hicks, said technology like AI-controlled drones would enable the U.S. to offset China’s People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) numerical advantage in weapons and people.
“We’ll counter the PLA’s mass with mass of our own, but ours will be harder to plan for, harder to hit, harder to beat,” she said.
Ukraine has already reportedly used drone surface craft packed with explosives to attack Russian shipping.
“Uncrewed aerial systems have already taken crewed reconnaissance helicopters out of a lot of their missions,” said Mick Ryan, a former Australian army major general who publishes regular commentaries on the Ukraine conflict.
“We are starting to see ground-based artillery observers replaced by drones,” Ryan added.
- In U.S.-China AI contest, the race is on to deploy killer robots (Reuters)
- Global Survey Highlights Continued Opposition to Fully Autonomous Weapons (Ipsos)
- HAROP Loitering Munition System (Israel Aerospace Industries)
- The Pentagon is moving toward letting AI weapons autonomously decide to kill humans (Business Insider)