Losing control over the use of force: Fully autonomous weapons systems and the intern...
by Elizabeth Minor, 1 April 2015 Later this month, governments will meet in Geneva to discuss lethal autonomous weapons systems. Previous talks – and growing pressure from civil society – have not yet galvanised governments into action. Meanwhile the development of... Read more
Roundtable on UK position on autonomous weapons systems, ahead of multilateral expert...
Multilateral expert discussions in Geneva on ‘Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems’ are taking place within the framework of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) in Geneva from 13-17 April. On 25 March 2015, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Weapons and Protection... Read more
Need for meaningful human control over weapons highlighted by AI experts
For the governance of the use of force and the protection of people, every individual use of weapons should be subject to meaningful human control. This means a process of legal decision-making and deliberative moral reasoning by human beings for each individual... Read more
CCW renews mandate on autonomous weapons
UK and other states must set out clear policy to prevent development of killer robots. At the annual meeting of the UN Convention on Conventional Weapons held in November 2014, states agreed to renew the mandate to hold formal talks... Read more