Armed drones on the Canadian military horizon

Branka Marijan Featured, Ploughshares Monitor

The Canadian government appears to be moving closer to acquiring armed drones. According to Justin Ling of Vice News, Canadian government officials recently briefed industry partners on systems requirements, with long-range surveillance and the ability to engage targets remotely seen as key to protecting Canadian territory and participating in foreign missions. But questions about the policies guiding the use of drones by the Canadian military remain unanswered and deserve more attention from civil society and the Canadian public.

Are emerging technologies making us safer?

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

Technology companies, governments, and militaries all want the rest of us to trust new systems and emerging technologies that employ artificial intelligence to provide services, assist in policing, and even …