Germany Fuels Robot Arms Race

Now it is official: As German media report, the German armed forces have decided to procure the Israeli drone Heron TP with the option to weaponize it. So my home country finally has joined the club of nations using armed robots to enforce their interests. It’s a sad day. I feel ashamed.

More details (in German language) can be found in my article Deutsche Roboter sollen Waffen tragen – Die Bundesregierung treibt das Wettrüsten voran (Telepolis, Jan 15, 2016).

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