Killer Robots

07.09.2018

AI has already been weaponised – and it shows why we should ban ‘killer robots’

AI has already been weaponised – and it shows why we should ban ‘killer robots’

Ingvild Bode, University of Kent for The Conversation A dividing line is emerging in the debate over so-called killer robots. Many countries want to see new international law on autonomous weapon systems that can target and kill people without human intervention. But those countries already developing such weapons… »

27.08.2018

Sixth International Meeting on Killer Robots opens at UN Geneva on 27 August

Sixth International Meeting on Killer Robots opens at UN Geneva on 27 August

More than 70 countries are expected to participate in a Convention on certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva on 27-31 August 2018. It will be the sixth time since 2014 that countries meet about this issue. Approximately… »

21.07.2018

Campaign against Killer Robots: Parliamentary actions in Europe

Campaign against Killer Robots: Parliamentary actions in Europe

Original article here This round-up looks at recent parliamentary actions in Europe in support of the call to ban fully autonomous weapons, also known as lethal autonomous weapons systems. These initiatives provide more evidence of the growing support for starting negotiations on a new international treaty now. States will convene… »

12.04.2018

Drones will soon decide who to kill

Drones will soon decide who to kill

Peter Lee, University of Portsmouth for The Conversation The US Army recently announced that it is developing the first drones that can spot and target vehicles and people using artificial intelligence (AI). This is a big step forward. Whereas current military drones are still controlled by people,… »

09.04.2018

Geneva launches new government round on autonomous weapons: The danger of machines learning to kill by themselves

Geneva launches new government round on autonomous weapons: The danger of machines learning to kill by themselves

by Javier Tolcachier It stands for LAWS. These are the lethal autonomous weapon systems, also called killer robots. Far from being futuristic hallucinations of science fiction writers, they constitute one of the nuclei of the current arms race. The US is conducting an aggressive plan to develop different types of… »

07.11.2017

Call for an international ban on the weaponization of artificial intelligence

Call for an international ban on the weaponization of artificial intelligence

This week, members of the Artificial Intelligence research community exhorted the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, to join the international call to ban lethal autonomous weapons that remove meaningful human control in the deployment of lethal force. An open letter authored by five Canadian experts in artificial intelligence… »

21.08.2017

Demanding ban on killer robots, tech experts warn of opening “this Pandora’s box”

Demanding ban on killer robots, tech experts warn of opening “this Pandora’s box”

“Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare,” robotics and artificial intelligence experts warn by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams More than 100 robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) experts published on Monday an open letter urging the United Nations to… »

10.04.2015

The ‘Killer Robots’ Accountability Gap

The ‘Killer Robots’ Accountability Gap

Human Wrongs Watch Geneva, 9 April 2015, Human Rights Watch* — Programmers, manufacturers, and military personnel could all escape liability for unlawful deaths and injuries caused by fully autonomous weapons, or “killer robots,” Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The report was issued in advance… »

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