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1 August, 2019

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Artificial intelligence research call

16 January, 2015

Prominent scientists and researchers from industry and academia have signed an open letter calling for artificial intelligence (AI) and smart machine research to focus on developing systems that are “robust and beneficial” to humanity. The letter links to a document outlining “research directions that can help maximize the societal benefit of AI” that includes a list of legal, ethical, and Read more...

Marta Kosmyna

12 October, 2019

The Silicon Valley Lead for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is Marta Kosmyna, based in San Francisco, USA. In her role, she seeks to energize the technology sector, elicit political support, and raise awareness and funds for the Campaign in the California Bay Area. Previously, she spent two and a half years as a Read more...

Isabelle Jones

12 October, 2019

The Campaign Outreach Manager for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is Isabelle Jones, based out of Mines Action Canada in Ottawa, Canada. In her role, she manages efforts to expand and strengthen the Campaign’s network, and provides ongoing support through funding, resources, and coordination to build momentum and energize the coalition. Isabelle holds a Read more...

endorser

11 October, 2019

26Nobel PeaceLaureatesNobel Peace Laureates have endorsed the call to ban killer robots through a 2014 open letter calling for a ban on killer robots and/or signing on to joint declarations issued by the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, most recently in Mérida on 22 September 2019.“We, the undersigned Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, applaud this Read more...

Tech Workers

19 August, 2019

Forget what you’ve seen in the movies – rapid advancements in computer vision, machine learning, computing power, robotics and artificial intelligence are eagerly sought out by militaries around the world to automate kill-decisions. The inherent dual use of most of these technologies and heavy investments in the field demand new international law to prohibit fully Read more...

No killer robots for European Defence Fund

20 February, 2019

A provisional agreement reached on 20 February 2019 would prohibit the new European Defence Fund (EDF) from investing in the development of lethal autonomous weapons systems or killer robots. The partial political agreement now must be formally approved by the European Parliament and Council. The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots welcomes the agreement as an Read more...

Global poll shows 61% oppose Killer Robots

22 January, 2019

Public opinion is in line with the Campaign’s call for action to prevent the development of killer robots. It’s time to negotiate a treaty to prohibit fully autonomous weapons. The survey of 26 countries was conducted in December 2018 by the market research company Ipsos and commissioned by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. It Read more...

Rise of the tech workers

14 January, 2019

A group of more than 4,000 anonymous Google employees has fittingly been named 2018 “Arms Control Person of the Year” for their role in helping the company to end a military contract that raised ethical and other concerns over the appropriate use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots applauds Read more...