Media advisory: Governments to decide whether to start talks on killer robots
MEDIA ADVISORY Governments to decide whether to start talks on killer robots 7 November 2013 WHAT: Next week at the annual international meeting of the UN Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW), states will agree whether to start discussions on autonomous... Read more
UN: Start International Talks on Killer Robots
(New York, 21 October 2013) – All nations should agree to begin international talks aimed at preventing the creation of fully autonomous robot weapons that, once activated, would select and engage targets without human intervention, said the Campaign to Stop... Read more
Interview on the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
The following interview with Article 36 Director, Thomas Nash, appeared in the September issue of Dazed and Confused Magazine. — The use of military drones has been the subject of debate between human rights commentators for the past two years.... Read more
The road ahead for autonomous weapons
rticle 36 is part of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, which calls for an international agreement to prohibit ‘fully autonomous weapons’ – systems that would be able to identify and attack targets without direct human control. With developments in computers, sensor technology and the proliferation of drone warfare, the movement towards fully autonomous weapons is already under way. Such weapons would raise profound moral and legal concerns and the Campaign is determined to put in place international legal barriers to stop them being put on the battlefield. This short paper provides Article 36’s assessment of the likely next steps for international discussion on the issue.