Featured Media: #12Days4Good
The #12days4good social media campaign was first launched by House of Friendship, inspired by the giving spirit during the holiday season, inviting local communities to give back through simple good deeds for 12 consecutive days in December. Simple good deeds can impact our communities in amazing ways!
On December 18, Project Ploughshares along with the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement sought to raise awareness about the issue of autonomous weapons (also known as killer robots) and encouraged participants to share their concern about emerging technologies and warfare. Autonomous weapons systems that would be able to engage and select targets on their own without human intervention would cross a clear moral, ethical and legal line and make everyone a target. In March 2019, governments will meet at the United Nations in Geneva to discuss ways forward on the issue of autonomous weapons and there is a clear need for regulation banning these systems.
Download and print out your “I want to keep #KillerRobots fictional” selfie cards to promote action via social media.
Show your concern about autonomous weapons, support for international regulation banning these systems and encourage others to do so as well!
Featured Video: Preventing an AI Arms Race
An Artificial Intelligence Arms Race
The collapse of the INF Treaty
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Selections from Ploughshares’ 35th
Selections from Project Ploughshares 35th Anniversary Event Keynote Address by Samantha Nutt, founder of War Child and author of Damned Nations: Guns, Greed, Armies, and Aid.
Listen to Samantha Nutt reflect on issues “plaguing our planet and why the work of Ploughshares is so important.” (mp3 clip length: 22:17)
Listen to Samantha Nutt recommend four ways you can help. (mp3 clip length: 8:17)
February 27, 2012 Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo