Unless he or she intentionally used a fully autonomous weapon to commit a crime, it would be unfair and legally problematic to hold the operator responsible for the actions of a robot that the operator could neither prevent nor punish.
Mrs Mc Rae, who is studying to be a K-6 teacher, penned a heartfelt Facebook post about the experience in which she described telling the woman afterwards that it wasn't a ring's size or cost that mattered but 'the love that went into buying it'.
Previous reports have suggested that requiring humans to remain in control of critical functions during combat, including the selection of targets, saves lives and ensures that fighters comply with international law.'These can be weapons of terror, weapons that despots and terrorists use against innocent populations, and weapons hacked to behave in undesirable ways.'We do not have long to act.Once this Pandora's box is opened, it will be hard to close.' Technology allowing a pre-programmed robot to shoot to kill, or a tank to fire at a target with no human involvement, are only years away experts say.Killer robots should be urgently banned before a wave of weapons of mass destruction gets out of control, industry leaders say.Robotics and artificial intelligence experts have signed of an open letter demanding the UN prohibit the use of such weapons internationally.Among the 116 signatories are Tesla founder Elon Musk and Mustafa Suleyman, head of applied AI at Google's Deep Mind.