Science, technology and weaponisationInnovations and developments in diverse areas of science and technology, from neurotechnology to new materials, and from information technologies to nanotechnologies, have the potential for significant and diverse impacts on human society, which bring both benefits and risks.
“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
Anti-vehicle mines, victim-activation and automated weapons
Discussion Paper by Article 36 to coincide with the renewed consideration of anti-vehicle mines in the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), 30 March 2012. A humanitarian and a moral problem Anti-vehicle mines are victim-activated weapons that have, in some... Read more
We are all Costa Ricans today
Thomas Nash 26 November 2011 I tend to scowl when I hear people say that we can’t influence world affairs for the better because there are forces at play that are much too powerful. We can only tinker at the... Read more