A BAN ON AUTONOMOUS KILLER ROBOTS IS INEVITABLE

But what will be banned, and when?

"Heather Roff, a political scientist and visiting professor at the University of Denver, also worries about LAWS creating a new class of blameless atrocity, where the killing of bystanders or surrendering hostiles can be chalked up to a glitch. 'Suddenly everything becomes an accident,' says Roff. 'There is no more definition of war crime, because there's no intention.'" Read the full story at PopSci.

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Heather Roff was a fellow in the Cybersecurity Initiative. Her research interests pertain to international ethics, security, and emerging military technology, particularly cyber warfare, lethal autonomous weapons, and unmanned systems.