Killer Robots

70 States unite to call for action on autonomous weapons at UN General Assembly

Last Friday, for the first time ever, 70 states from around the world came together for it to make a joint statement on killer robots. It is the largest inter-regional group statement ever made in UN discussions on autonomous weapons…

Are Killer Robots the future? This campaign is fighting against them.

“A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.” Azimov’s First Rule of Robotics From autocorrect to social media algorithms, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere. The technology is growing exponentially…

Killer Robots: Negotiate New Law to Protect Humanity

Legal Uncertainty, Growing Concerns Show Urgent Need for Regulation Governments should open negotiations to adopt new international law on lethal autonomous weapons systems, also known as “killer robots.” Existing international law is not adequate to address the urgent threats posed…

Opposition to killer robots remains strong — poll

A new survey in 28 countries finds that more than three in five people oppose using lethal autonomous weapons systems, commonly called “killer robots.” 62% of respondents said they oppose the use of lethal autonomous weapons systems, while 21% support…

Russia, United States attempt to legitimize killer robots

Russia and the United States are continuing their losing fight against the inevitable treaty that’s coming for killer robots. Most states participating in the diplomatic talks on lethal autonomous weapons systems have expressed their strong desire to negotiate a new…

Stop Killer Robots before it is Too Late!

On June 6, 2019 a kick-off meeting was held at CEU in Budapest organized by CELAB and activists of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots – Hungary, to raise awareness on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) or killer robots. Machines…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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