Jai Galliott: Why banning autonomous weapons is not a good idea

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Some 100 people, including Tesla’s Elon Musk and the late Stephen Hawking, have recently reinforced the call for a ban on “killer robots”, known as lethal autonomous weapons.

Public pressure for a ban has been mounting ahead of a United Nations meeting occurring this week in Geneva, with Australian officials in attendance, and rights activists citing arguments about human dignity, control issues and accountability.

But a ban would be a mistake.

Dr Jai Galliott writes for ABC News.