Autonomous weapons

Roundtable on UK position on autonomous weapons systems, ahead of multilateral expert...

March 31, 2015  
Roundtable on UK position on autonomous weapons systems, ahead of multilateral expert discussions

Multilateral expert discussions in Geneva on ‘Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems’ are taking place within the framework of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) in Geneva from 13-17 April. On 25 March 2015, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Weapons and Protection... Read more

Need for meaningful human control over weapons highlighted by AI experts

January 15, 2015  
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For the governance of the use of force and the protection of people, every individual use of weapons should be subject to meaningful human control. This means a process of legal decision-making and deliberative moral reasoning by human beings for each individual... Read more

CCW renews mandate on autonomous weapons

November 30, 2014  
CCW Experts Meeting on Autonomous Weapons UN photo http://bit.ly/1wdu87O

UK and other states must set out clear policy to prevent development of killer robots. At the annual meeting of the UN Convention on Conventional Weapons held in November 2014, states agreed to renew the mandate to hold formal talks... Read more

UK “mindful of and working to define” meaningful human control with ̶...

November 17, 2014  
UK "mindful of and working to define" meaningful human control with "interested parties"

The UK government today described meaningful human control as “an emergent concept which the UK is mindful of and working to define with interested parties in step with technological and doctrinal developments”, in an answer to a written question on... Read more

Open letter to Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

November 14, 2014

UK and other states must set out clear policy to pre...

November 14, 2014

Statement to CCW, 13 Nov 2014

November 13, 2014

Remarks on autonomous weapons systems at CCW, 13 Nov...

November 13, 2014
Presentation to UN Secretary-General’s Advisor...
September 11, 2014
Presentation to UN Secretary-General’s Advisor...
September 11, 2014
Autonomous weapons, meaningful human control and the...
May 21, 2014
Remarks to the CCW on autonomous weapons systems, 15...
May 15, 2014
Remarks to the CCW on autonomous weapons systems, 13...
May 13, 2014
First round of government talks on killer robots set...
May 13, 2014
Key issues for debate on autonomous weapons systems
May 12, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY: First round of government talks on k...
May 8, 2014
Introduction – Autonomous weapons
January 14, 2014
States take first step towards curbing the threat of...
November 15, 2013
Statement by Article 36 to the Meeting of States Par...
November 14, 2013
Structuring debate on autonomous weapons systems
November 10, 2013
Media advisory: Governments to decide whether to sta...
November 7, 2013
UN: Start International Talks on Killer Robots
October 21, 2013
Interview on the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
August 30, 2013