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Countries on the UN’s weapon committee are meeting to regulate the development of ‘killer robots’

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Countries on the UN’s weapon committee are meeting to regulate the development of ‘killer robots’

Countries on the UN’s weapon committee are meeting to regulate the development of ‘killer robots’

A UN committee on weapons is meeting this week to regulate the development of “killer robots”.

But some world powers oppose any strict limit or ban on such weapons.


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