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The weapon criterion and the development of autonomous weapons

This chapter discusses whether the prevailing guidelines are adapted to the technological developments that have taken place over the past 10 years, with a particular focus on the development of autonomous weapons systems.

The weapon types that have formed the basis for exclusion according to the ethical guidelines have been unchanged since 2004. This chapter, published in the council’s 2015 annual report, announces its intent to begin monitoring companies investing in the potential development of fully autonomous weapons systems and see if such investments would be contrary to the fund’s investment policies and ethical guidelines.

The original publication can be found here.

Council on Ethics Government Pension Fund Global

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