Autonomous weapons

Introduction

Introduction - Autonomous weapons

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Autonomous weapons: targeting people should be prohibited

November 13, 2019  
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Autonomous weapons systems (AWS) raise fundamental ethical concerns. Especially the direct targeting of human beings has been widely criticized as inhumane and an affront to human dignity. On the occasion of the Meeting of High Contracting Parties to the Convention... Read more

‘Target profiles’ as a basis for rules relating to autonomy in weapons systems

August 2, 2019  
'Target profiles' as a basis for rules relating to autonomy in weapons systems

A new discussion paper argues that ‘target profiles’ can provide a basis for developing rules to preserve ethical standards and enable meaningful human control over systems that apply force on the basis of sensors. All systems that, during their use,... Read more

Swarms: networked, mobile, and autonomous

June 17, 2019  
Swarms: networked, mobile, and autonomous

Article 36’s recent bulletin on swarms, the latest in our Science, Technology and Weaponization series, summarises the reported military advances in swarming technologies as well as recent policy commentary on the topic and areas of concern. Inspired by swarms of... Read more

Article 36 statement on human control to the UN disc...

March 28, 2019

Preventing civilian suffering and developing norms o...

November 21, 2018

Shifting definitions? The UK and ‘autonomous ...

July 23, 2018

Lords AI committee: UK definitions of autonomous wea...

April 17, 2018
Tech companies and civil society urge UK to take act...
April 11, 2018
Drawing a line: Article 36 statement to UN talks on ...
April 11, 2018
Video: Autonomous weapon systems – where to dr...
January 22, 2018
Discussion paper: Evaluating ‘meaningful human con...
November 13, 2017
UK urged to show leadership on defining global stand...
November 13, 2017
The new UK joint doctrine note, definitions of auton...
September 15, 2017
“We do not have long to act”: Top AI/Robotics le...
August 22, 2017
UK government: Defining ‘human control’ ...
January 12, 2017
States to start formal talks on killer robots in 201...
December 16, 2016
Artificial intelligence in weapons systems and meani...
December 12, 2016
Will the UK work at the UN to prevent killer robots?
December 7, 2016
Ensuring meaningful human control, in the face of th...
May 24, 2016
Opening statement on autonomous weapons to CCW exper...
April 12, 2016
Human control and autonomous weapons – new papers ...
April 8, 2016
Meaningful Human Control, Artificial Intelligence an...
April 8, 2016
Key elements of meaningful human control
April 8, 2016