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