Autonomous weapons

“We do not have long to act”: Top AI/Robotics leaders raise alarm about killer ro...

August 22, 2017  
Still from a promotional video by Dibotics (http://www.dibotics.com)

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

UK government: Defining ‘human control’ essential at killer robots talks in 2017

January 12, 2017  
Photo: Eric Huybrechts https://www.flickr.com/photos/15979685@N08/15610785779/

The UK government has acknowledged that “an essential first step” for the formal international talks on killer robots in 2017 will be “to establish working definitions of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems [LAWS] and ‘human control’”. This emphasis on the need for states to agree... Read more

States to start formal talks on killer robots in 2017

December 16, 2016  
A picture of the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva, where states are meeting this week to discuss autonomous weapons

Over the past three years, states have discussed the serious ethical, moral and legal issues posed by increasing autonomy in weapons systems at the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), in a series of informal expert meetings. Today, at the CCW’s Fifth Review... Read more

Artificial intelligence in weapons systems and meaningful human control

December 12, 2016  
Artificial intelligence in weapons systems and meaningful human control

With states set to discuss Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) this week at the Conventional on Certain Conventional Weapons Review Conference, Dr Heather Roff of Arizona States University has released a new paper on “Meaningful Human Control or Appropriate Human Judgment? The... Read more

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
Article 36 reviews and addressing Lethal Autonomous ...
April 8, 2016
The United Kingdom and lethal autonomous weapons sys...
April 8, 2016
UK should clarify policy, support new law on autonom...
April 6, 2016
An urgent priority for humanity: lethal autonomous w...
November 12, 2015
AI experts call for autonomous weapons to be banned
July 28, 2015
Future of Life Institute funding study of meaningful...
July 9, 2015
Weapons technologies that threaten us today: Remarks...
April 28, 2015
Prohibiting autonomous weapons systems: Latest talks...
April 23, 2015
CCW experts meeting on autonomous weapons: Intervent...
April 17, 2015
Media Advisory: States hold second round of talks on...
April 12, 2015
Killing by machine: Key issues for understanding mea...
April 9, 2015
UK should be at the forefront of international discu...
April 8, 2015
Losing control over the use of force: Fully autonomo...
April 1, 2015