Kargu-2 debate raises awareness of autonomous weapons

Branka Marijan Analysis and Commentary, Emerging Technologies, Featured, News

Over the past few months, experts have been surprised by the media attention given to the Turkish-made Kargu-2 kamikaze drone or loitering munition. Everyone, it seems, wants to know if the use of the Kargu-2 in Libya in March 2020 was the first instance of an autonomous weapon being used in conflict.

5 Misconceptions about Autonomous Weapons Systems

Branka Marijan Emerging Technologies, Featured, Reports

During several years of discussions on autonomous weapons at the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), several arguments against their regulation have surfaced. Some seem intentionally misleading, while others are out of touch with the rapid development of emerging technologies and the current trends in academic research and analysis.

Webinar: Killer robots

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Want to learn more about killer robots? Are you in university or high school? Join us for an interactive discussion! Killer robots, or autonomous weapons, are a very real concern for international security. We will discuss the issue of autonomous weapons, where the international discussion stands, Canada’s role and what civil society organizations are doing.

Canada to support a ban on autonomous weapons 

Branka Marijan Analysis and Commentary, Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, News

The question now is what happens next and how will the mandate be implemented when UN discussions on this issue resume in June. While fully autonomous weapons systems do not yet exist, experts agree that they soon will.

Event: AI Arms Race (Let’s Talk about Killer Robots)

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If you are in Vancouver, please join us for a conversation about the issue of autonomous weapons and the work of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. We will provide the information and refreshments. It’s FREE!

More clarity on Canada’s views on military applications of artificial intelligence needed

Branka Marijan Analysis and Commentary, Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, Featured, News

Canada appears to be leading the way in the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) with a number of initiatives and guidelines intended to to ensure that AI applications are …

Where does the world stand on killer robots? The view from recent UN meetings on autonomous weapons

Branka Marijan Analysis and Commentary, Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, Featured, News

From March 25 to 29, the Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons met at the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in Geneva, Switzerland.

10 Things You Should Know About Killer Robots

Ploughshares Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, Reports

1. What are Killer Robots? Actually, pretty much what they sound like. These are autonomous weapons systems that could kill human beings without any human involvement in the critical functions …

The military, AI, and why it’s time to worry

Branka Marijan Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, Featured, Ploughshares Monitor

“We are not talking about walking, talking terminator robots that are about to take over the world; what we are worried about is much more looming: conventional weapons systems with autonomy. They are beginning to sneak in.”