Preventing the development of weapons systems that would select and attack targets without further human intervention requires bold political leadership. The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots urges European Union (EU) member states to heed this resolution’s demand and start negotiating a new ban treaty without delay.
Sponsored by the Greens/European Free Alliance group of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Resolution 2018/2752 received wide cross-party support, when it was adopted on 12 September 2018 by a vote of 566 in favour and 47 against. Another 73 Members of the European Parliament abstained from the vote.
The resolution identifies an array of concerns raised by "weapon systems without meaningful human control over the critical functions of selecting and attacking individual targets" including their "potential to fundamentally change warfare by prompting an unprecedented and uncontrolled arms race," as well as "fundamental ethical and legal questions of human control."
Global Advocates Foundation joined the "Campaign to Stop Killer Robots", a global coalition of 86 international, regional, and national non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in 49 countries that is working to preemptively ban fully autonomous weapons. The Foundation is the first Poland registered NGO to join the campaign.
SOURCE: Campaign to Stop Killer Robots