According to new research from the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
conducted by IPSOS MORI
, the world is growing more skeptical about lethal autonomous weapons systems in war (i.e. killer war robots). The analysis conducted across 26 countries between November 26 to December 7, 2018, found widespread opposition to lethal autonomous weapon systems.
registered the strongest opposition to the war practice, with about three-quarters of respondents siding against the killer robots. Germany was right behind South Korea, where 72 percent of respondents said they somewhat or strongly oppose lethal autonomous weapons systems in war.
The report differentiates between lethal autonomous weapons systems and drones. Drones
are controlled remotely by a person, who selects and attacks targets. The lethal autonomous system described in the report is able to identify and attack targets without human intervention.