October 25, 2013
The Campaign to Kill Killer Robots
Noah Rayman, Time
The Associated Press
A slew of reports over the last two weeks detailing cases of U.S. armed drones killing civilians signaled a new wave of outrage over the unregulated use of drones by the U.S. There was one report from the United Nations, another from Human Rights Watch, and one from Amnesty International. The uproar—and the sense that Washington has done little to make more transparent its use of drones—is culminating in a debate Friday at the UN.
But a parallel movement has emerged to make sure that a different and perhaps more terrifying technology never makes it this far.