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.
The Covid-19 pandemic was tough on everyone. For migrants, it was particularly hard. They lost jobs and loved ones. They often have no access to health care and everywhere they go, there are language barriers. Who could they turn to? Who could they trust in a world full of conflicting information, where they could be arrested or deported at any time?
To get answers, we turn to Kamal Hosen, a volunteer at the Maldivian Red Crescent who talks about how important it is for migrants to find something they can trust, someone who speaks their language.