- Foster binding international standards that control the supply of weapons and promote initiatives that reduce the demand for conventional weapons
- Promote stronger and more transparent Canadian military export controls
- Promote stronger and more transparent military export controls
- Support Canadian and international implementation of the UN Programme of Action on small arms
- Draw attention to the links between armed-violence reduction and development
Recent Posts on Conventional Weapons
Unintended consequences and malicious uses of AIMarch 19, 2018
News stories on artificial intelligence (AI) herald advancements in medicine, applaud the ability of programs to defeat human players in complex games, and anticipate the ability to read our minds. While it is important to highlight these positive contributions, we must stay alert to the full range of effects of AI on our society and the world—the unintended as well ...
Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms TradeOctober 25, 2017
Free public film screening, followed by a Q&A with arms trade expert and author Andrew Feinstein and the Executive Director of Project Ploughshares Cesar Jaramillo. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Auditorium, Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb St. Waterloo Limited seating. To RSVP and for more information, visit BSIA: www.balsillieschool.ca Hosted by the Balsillie School of ...
On Elon Musk, AI and killer robotsOctober 4, 2017
Last month, 116 robotics experts, including Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, signed a letter calling on the United Nations to take action on lethal autonomous weapons systems or killer robots. Musk has become the chief figure warning about the military uses of artificial intelligence (AI), and has brought increased media attention to the issue. Recently, Musk pointed to remarks ...