Prevent another Hiroshima or Nagasaki

Japan commemorates the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th respectively. These attacks killed approximately 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 70,000 in Nagasaki, most civilians. Ever since then, humankind has been forced to coexist with nuclear weapons. The fear of nuclear war will stay with us until nuclear weapons are prohibited and […]

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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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