Archive | April, 2016

ICRAC second statement on security to the 2016 UN CCW Expert Meeting

On April 15, ICRAC’s Juergen Altmann delivered the following statement to the informal “Meeting of Experts“, gathered to discuss questions related to “lethal autonomous weapons systems” from April 11 to April 15 at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Thank you for allowing the International Committee for Robot Arms Control to provide a second statement […]

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ICRAC statement on security to the 2016 UN CCW Expert Meeting

On April 14, ICRAC’s Noel Sharkey delivered the following statement to the informal “Meeting of Experts“, gathered to discuss questions related to “lethal autonomous weapons systems” from April 11 to April 15 at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.   Thank you for allowing the International Committee for Robot Arms Control this opportunity to comment […]

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ICRAC opening statement to the 2016 UN CCW Expert Meeting

On April 12, ICRAC’s Juergen Altmann delivered the following statement to the informal “Meeting of Experts“, gathered to discuss questions related to “lethal autonomous weapons systems” from April 11 to April 15 at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. ICRAC opening statement to the 2016 UN CCW Expert Meeting Delivered by Jürgen Altmann, Deputy Chair, […]

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Speed kills! Why we need to hit the brakes on “killer robots”

by Juergen Altmann and Frank Sauer This analysis originally appeared as a guest post on duckofminerva.com Autonomous weapon systems: rarely has an issue gained the attention of the international arms control community as quickly as these so-called killer robots. “Once activated, they can select and engage targets without further intervention by a human operator“, according […]

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ICRAC at the 2016 UN CCW informal experts meeting on LAWS

The Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) will hold its third informal experts meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva on 11-15 April 2016. Learn more about the the objectives and purpose of this multilateral meeting from the list of frequently asked questions provided by the Campaign to Stop […]

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