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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02322
Date : 04/2015
Country/Region : GENEVA
Title : A licence to kill for autonomous weapons ? = ¿ Tienen las armas autónomas licencia para matar ?
Duration : 00:02:31
Director : unknown
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : unknown
Person appearing :
LAWAND, Kathleen (head of Unit, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Description : Autonomous weapons are an emotive subject, with the potential to change the whole nature of warfare.
Could machines one day be able to carry out killing without human control and what should we do about the legal and moral implications of that possibility ?
A five-day long conference in Geneva in April 13th-17th, 2015 has been looking at just such issues. Kathleen Lawand, Head of the ICRC's arms unit and one of the speakers at the conference discusses the legal and ethical issues that these weapons pose.

Las armas autónomas son un tema que genera controversia, por su potencial de modificar por completo la naturaleza de las guerras. ¿ Es posible que algún día las máquinas maten sin control de los humanos, y qué deberíamos hacer en torno a las consecuencias legales y morales de esa posibilidad ?
Original language : English; Spanish; Russian; Portuguese
Other language : Chinese
English title : A licence to kill for autonomous weapons ?
Spanish title : ¿ Tienen las armas autónomas licencia para matar ?
Title in other language : Uma licença para matar para armas autônomas
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1280 x 720
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422