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Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

Beyond Killer Robots

Flynn Coleman | Posted 09.26.2016 | Technology
Flynn Coleman

This past April, experts from 87 countries gathered for a summit in Geneva on "Killer Robots." These state party representatives to the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons were there to discuss whether these robots, more formally known as "lethal autonomous weapons," should be regulated or restricted to operating only under "meaningful human control," which would require humans to retain control over the critical functions of weaponry, such as the selection and engagement of targets

Should We Ban Autonomous Killing Robots?

Christoph Adami | Posted 09.10.2016 | Science
Christoph Adami

I find the concern about the use of autonomus and intelligent technology well-meaning, but working in the field I also find it naïve, as well as potentially disruptive to our attempts to drive the field of Artificial Intelligence forward. Let me explain.

Autonomous or 'Semi' Autonomous Weapons? A Distinction Without Difference

Heather Roff | Posted 03.18.2015 | Technology
Heather Roff

Presently there are no autonomous weapons systems fielded. However, there are a fair amount of semi-autonomous weapons systems currently deployed, and a recent workshop on AI got me to thinking more about the line between "full" and "semi."

Results of the UN CCW Meeting on Killer Robots

Heather Roff | Posted 07.17.2014 | Technology
Heather Roff

This past week, state delegates to the United Nations (UN) convened under the auspices of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) to listen to ex...

Nuclear Bombs and Landmines, Say Hello to Robots

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
Illah Nourbakhsh

Robotics joins mines and nuclear fission as a third, new technology with profound moral implications for war-fighting and for downstream civilian harm.