Date: 8 months ago   Category: Hi-Tech

Russia doesn't support the initiative of a total ban of military robots


On August 27-31 in Geneva there will take place the meeting of group of government experts of 80 countries concerning the ban of killing autonomous systems of arms, Kommersant reports. Now the idea about their total ban is supported by 26 countries, including, for example, Austria, Brazil and Vatican. Russia in this list isn't present.

B 123 member states of the UN at the conference devoted to discussion of the convention on use of conventional arms have agreed to begin 2016 official negotiations on opportunities of use of autonomous weapon. In 2017 the International group of experts on artificial intelligence and robotics has sent to the United Nations the open letter with an appeal to stop use of autonomous weapon as it threatens with approach of "the third revolution in military area".

In the Russian Foreign Ministry have told that it is about the equipment which so far is really not existing therefore idea of her very superficial now. The ministry points to difficulties with accurate differentiation of civil and military developments in the field of autonomous systems and also notes that existing rules of international humanitarian law are enough for the solution of this question.

Autonomous weapon is so far mostly at a stage of prototypes, but technologies develop very in high gear. According to MarketsandMarkets, the global market of technologies of artificial intelligence, makes 6,26 billion dollars, by 2025 he can reach 18,82 billion dollars. In Russia since 2012 the number of the troops of military robotic complexes consisting on arms has increased by 11 times, declared in the Ministry of Defence.

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