It’s the stuff of science fiction: machines that make decisions about who and when to kill. Referred to as “autonomous weapons”, they’re already in use to some degree. But as more sophisticated systems are being developed we wanted to an expert in the field about whether such systems comply with international humanitarian law and what it means for humanity to give machines the power over human life and death.
Every day, Seham takes her plastic jugs and waits in a long line to fill them with water before carrying the heavy containers back home to her family. In these photos, Seham takes us along on her daily trek through the streets of old Sana’a, the heart of the Yemeni capital, where many children like her must take extreme measures just to get the basics they need to survive.