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Artificial intelligence experts call for ban

More than 1,000 artificial intelligence researchers, scientists, and related professionals have signed an open letter issued in Buenos Aires today that calls for a ban on autonomous weapons that select and engage targets without human intervention, thereby swelling the ranks of the rapidly growing global movement to address the weapons. The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots welcomes […]

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Step up the CCW mandate

Finland's Ambassador Kairamo chairs a session on characteristics at the second CCW meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems (c) UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré, 14 April 2015

After deliberating for two years on questions relating to “lethal autonomous weapons systems” the time has come for states to commit to a more substantive process aimed at achieving an outcome that addresses the multiple concerns raised over the weapons. Nations are due to decide on 13 November 2015 if talks on this topic should continue next year at the Convention […]

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Second multilateral meeting opens

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A second round of multilateral talks on concerns over weapons systems that would select and attack targets without further human intervention opened on Monday morning at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva. The meeting of experts on “lethal autonomous weapons systems” is considering questions relating to the emerging technology of these weapons, but there is not yet a negotiating […]

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2015 CCW meeting on killer robots

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The second multilateral meeting on “lethal autonomous weapons systems” by members of the 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) will be held at the United Nations (UN) Palais des Nations in Geneva on 13-17 April 2015. On Monday, 13 April, the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots will hold a side event briefing for all CCW […]

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