ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to ban nuclear weapons Featured
On 6 October 2017 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), with the Nobel committee Chair commending the group’s “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibition” on nuclear weapons. This new treaty... Read more
The new UK joint doctrine note, definitions of autonomy, and human control
As states prepare for international discussions regarding ‘lethal autonomous weapons systems’ (LAWS) at the United Nations in November, the UK has provided a slightly updated statement of military doctrine in this area. In a new publication on Unmanned Aircraft Systems the UK’s... Read more
“We do not have long to act”: Top AI/Robotics leaders raise alarm about killer ro...
In an open letter published on 21 August, founders and CEOs of nearly 100 leading tech companies from 26 countries called on the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) to redouble its effort to prevent the threats posed by the development... Read more