22 September 2011

Airmen For Robot Rights?

The U.S. Air Force says its unmanned spy planes, when targeted by enemy radar, have the same right to retaliate as manned airplanes, [Peter W. Singer, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution] wrote. Conferring such self-defense rights to drones may lead to legal disputes and international crises, he wrote, “as well as a huge (and probably unintentional) first step for the cause of robots’ rights.”

From here.

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