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POLL: Are Autonomous Weapons Legal?


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ranger6 writes:

Unfortunately, so much of international law is, at best, open to varying interpretation and accepting that we are nowhere near fielding really "autonomous" weapons, I think the point is moot. That said, in 10-20 years, this could (probably will) change.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
no opinion
27
24%
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yes, they are legal
39
35%
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other (explain)
1
1%
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there is no such thing as an autonomous weapon system
20
18%
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neither legal nor illegal
15
13%
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no, they are illegal
10
9%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
Writing in Proceedings magazine, Dave Majumdar concludes that...
...it would seem that the U.S. government views the use of autonomous weapon systems as legal under the laws of war – provided certain conditions are met... The responsibility for the use of such a weapon would ultimately fall to the person who authorized its employment...
Do you agree that autonomous weapons are currently legal under the international laws of war?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.