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.
Have you ever wondered what a real tsunami is like? And what about the ones we see in Hollywood films? Are they realistic or pure fiction?
Here’s a chance to find out, as IFRC Head of Emergency Operations Jamie LeSueur reacts to powerful scenes from the film ‘The Impossible’, which tells the story of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
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