The Right to Peace: Stop Killer Robots

Ploughshares Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, News

The theme for the 2018 International Day of Peace (Friday, Sept. 21)  is The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70.  The Universal Declaration of Human …

Should you worry about Killer Robots?

Branka Marijan Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, Featured, News

Last week, the Group of Governmental Experts met at the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) in Geneva, Switzerland. Many countries, including Canada, provided statements on autonomous weapons, …

The case for the Petrov rule

Branka Marijan Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, Featured

On September 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov, a 44-year-old lieutenant-colonel in the Soviet Air Defence Forces, made a critical decision (Chan 2017). Petrov was on duty at Serpukhov-15, a control centre …