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AI Arms Race: Let’s Talk about Killer Robots

August 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free
Come learn more about autonomous weapons (or Killer Robots)! Why are we concerned & what can be done? We promise an interesting discussion!

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What we will do

A conversation about the issue of autonomous weapons and the work of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. We will provide the information, refreshments and great discussion! You come and share your thoughts and ideas!

FREE event & complimentary refreshments!

Who we are

Project Ploughshares is a Canadian peace research institute with a focus on disarmament efforts and international security, specifically in the areas of the arms trade, emerging military and security technologies, nuclear weapons, and outer space security.

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Cesar Jaramillo, Executive Director

Cesar’s work has focused on such program areas as nuclear disarmament, outer space security and conventional weapons control. As an international civil society representative, Cesar has addressed, among others, the UN General Assembly First Committee (Disarmament and International Security), the UN Conference on Disarmament, the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), as well as states parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). He has also given guest lectures and presentations at academic institutions such as the National Law University in New Delhi, the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, and the University of Toronto. An occasional columnist on matters of disarmament and international security, Cesar graduated from the University of Waterloo with an MA in global governance and has bachelor’s degrees in honours political science and in journalism. Prior to joining Project Ploughshares, Cesar held a fellowship at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

 

Branka Marijan, Senior Researcher

Branka leads the research on the military and security implications of emerging technologies. Her work examines ethical concerns regarding the development of autonomous weapons systems and the impact of artificial intelligence and robotics on security provision and trends in warfare. She holds a PhD from the Balsillie School of International Affairs with a specialization in conflict and security. She has conducted research on post-conflict societies and published academic articles and reports on the impacts of conflict on civilians and diverse issues of security governance, including security sector reform.

Details

Date:
August 7, 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Branka Marijan
Phone:
+1 519-888-6541 ext. 24301
Email:
bmarijan@ploughshares.ca
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Venue

Suite Genius
225 West 8th Avenue, Suite 200
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1N3 Canada
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Office Address

Project Ploughshares
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G6 Canada
Phone: 519-888-6541 • FAX: 519-888-0018
Toll Free Number: 1-888-907-3223
Email: plough@ploughshares.ca

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Project Ploughshares is the peace research institute of The Canadian Council of Churches.

And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war anymore. – Isaiah 2:4

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