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Robot warriors: Lethal machines coming of age

Robot warriors: Lethal machines coming of age | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Engineers are designing robots that will kill on future battlefields without human intervention - and the ethics are being hotly debated.
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Automation of warfare is in full swing, and ethics is once again brought to the foreground. Just how autonomous can killing robots be?

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People & Power - Attack of the Drones

"The US government's growing reliance on aerial drones to pursue its war on al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Yemen, Afghanistan and elsewhere is proving controversial. As governments are increasingly relying on drones, what are the consequences for civil liberties and the future of war?"

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MIT professor and former fighter pilot Missy Cummings in The Daily Show - Fake News | Comedy Central

In this exclusive, unedited interview, MIT professor and former fighter pilot Missy Cummings disputes the popular dystopian vision of drone warfare.

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http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-january-23-2013/exclusive---missy-cummings-extended-interview-pt--2

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-january-23-2013/exclusive---missy-cummings-extended-interview-pt--3

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Here comes Skynet: Army drones almost ready to share sky with airlines

Here comes Skynet: Army drones almost ready to share sky with airlines | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
UAS industry promises to not be evil as domestic drone deadline looms.
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