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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03291-D
Date : 07/2022
Title : What are the dangers of autonomous weapons ?
Duration : 00:00:38
Director : FELL, Nicola Eva
Cameraman : various
Editor : FELL, Nicola Eva
Keyword : SCIENCE; PROHIBITION; WEAPON
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
FELL, Nicola Eva
Cameraman : various
Editor : FELL, Nicola Eva
Description : Tpday's wars are predominantly fought in cities and towns. Unlike open battlefields, these populated areas are complicated, congested places. An autonomous weapon could easily hit a family car instead of a military vehicle or a civilian instead of a soldier. Even where autonomous weapons hit the right target, the risks for civilians and essential infrastructure will be difficults to gauge and limit, as required by the laws of war. Increasing autonomy in weapons enables militaries to attackand counterattack at vast speeds. The risk of attacks and conflicts spiralling out of human control is real.
Unpreadictable autonomous weapons should be prohibited.

Warning: this video contains 3D simulations and is fictionalized.
Original language : English
English title : What are the dangers of autonomous weapons ?
Colour/B&W : colour
SD/HD : HD
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422

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