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Killer robots? The politics and ethics of lethal autonomous weapons

June 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC+1

On 30 June from 5:00pm-6:30pm BST, Student Young Pugwash UK will be hosting a webinar over Zoom on lethal autonomous weapons (LAWs) and the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. A panel of experts will discuss the ethical, political and technical issues relating to lethal autonomous weapons. Registration is open here Joining instructions will be sent to registrants.

Speakers include:

  • Laura Nolan, a software engineer with 15 year’s experience in the tech industry. Laura recently resigned from Google in protest over its involvement with the US DoD’s ‘Project Maven’, which uses artificial intelligence to analyse drone surveillance footage. In 2018 Laura founded TechWontBuildIt Dublin, an organisation for technology for ethically-minded tech workers.
  • Elizabeth Minor, an Advisor at Article 36, a UK-based non-profit organisation that works to develop new policies and legal standards to prevent civilian harm from weapons. For Article 36, Elizabeth sits on the international steering committee of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, and focuses on research, policy analysis and advocacy in international forums.
  • David Alexandre Ellwood, a theoretical physicist, mathematician, and a member of the Executive Committee of British Pugwash. David is a specialist on a new field of mathematics called “Non-Commutative Geometry” and is the former Research Director of the Clay Mathematics Institute.

To find out more about Student Young Pugwash UK, visit their website here.


June 30, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC+1
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