Scientists campaign to ban lethal robots production

28 countries sign up to ban on developing robots that could kill humans but some states are choosing to opt out.

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    Scientists and activists are calling for a ban on making robots that could kill humans, which some tech companies are racing to develop.

    But that call hasn't been met with a blanket "yes", especially from some players in the Artificial Intelligence industry.

    So far, the United States and Russia have resisted signing up to the ban.

    Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.


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