Will the UK work at the UN to prevent killer robots?
From 12-17 December in Geneva, states will meet for the Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). The CCW was negotiated to progressively develop international law and place restrictions or prohibitions on weapons that have been deemed problematic or... Read more
Ensuring meaningful human control, in the face of the weaponisation of robotics and A...
The UK parliament is currently holding an inquiry into implications for the UK of advances in robotics and artificial intelligence, including the “social, legal and ethical issues raised by developments in robotics and artificial intelligence technologies, and how they should... Read more
Opening statement on autonomous weapons to CCW expert meeting, April 2016
Article 36 statement to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons Geneva, Switzerland, 12 April 2016. Delivered by Thomas Nash. Thank you, Mr. Chairperson and thank you for your preparations for this meeting. At a very basic level, it is quite significant... Read more
Human control and autonomous weapons – new papers by Article 36
Ahead of the latest round of international talks on autonomous weapons systems, scheduled to take place at the UN in Geneva from 11-14 April, Article 36 has circulated a series of papers providing input to these discussions. While it seems clear that... Read more