‘Killer robots’ could spark violence against Canadians, change global power balances: DND

"“One reacts to the other because it senses a threat and then the other reacts to that reaction because it senses a threat and then they start calling re-enforcements and it could escalate very quickly, and no humans are actually involved in the decision to initiate or escalate force,” said Peter Asaro, an affiliate scholar at Stanford and professor of media studies at The New School.

Asaro, who is also a member of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, said that with lethal autonomous weapons, the decision about how to respond to such a situation theoretically wouldn’t lie with a person who has the ability to judge the nuance of a situation — and that could cause problems."