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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...

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...

UN head calls for a ban

12 November, 2018

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots welcomes the strong call to ban killer robots issued by United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres. On 11 November at the Paris Peace Forum marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the Secretary-General said, “Imagine the consequences of an autonomous system that could, by itself, target Read more...

Prof. Peter Asaro

5 November, 2018

Prof. Dr. Asaro is vice-chair of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control (ICRAC) and a philosopher of technology who has worked in artificial intelligence, neural networks, natural language processing and robot vision research. Asaro is Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York City and an affiliate Read more...

Mr. Steve Goose

4 November, 2018

Mr. Goose is executive director of the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch and chair of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and the Cluster Munition Coalition. Goose and Human Rights Watch were instrumental in bringing about the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, the 1995 CCW protocol banning blinding lasers, and the 2003 protocol Read more...