Background:Technological advances in weaponry mean that decisions about the use of force on the battlefield could increasingly be taken by machines operating without human intervention.
Welcome to a discussion on the relationship between artificial intelligence, its likely uses in warfare, and how the technology could be controlled.
PRIO Policy Brief by Nora Kristine Stai & Bruno Oliveira Martins
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Issues for the International Community
Pope Francis issued a powerful message to participants of an international conference co-organized by PRIO and The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
A new report focused on the ethical aspects of digital competence in the defense sector is in the spotlight, after a seminar convened to discuss the topic by the Ministry of Defense.
Earlier this spring, we debated a law professor who insisted that lethal autonomous weapons (LAWS) could clean up war. The professor posited that a war fought with autonomous weapons would be a war without rape. Taking humans out of the loop would...
On May 13-16 a United Nations (UN) expert meeting will discuss ‘questions relating to emerging technologies’ in lethal autonomous weapon systems. Such systems are distinguished by being mobile and selecting targets autonomously without direct huma...
The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots was launched in April 2013 with the objective of achieving a ban on the development, production and deployment of lethal autonomous weapons. In May 2014, the issue will be discussed by a UN expert meeting under t...
PRIO Researchers Greg Reichberg and Samar Abbas Nawaz attended a recent summit on Responsible AI in the Military domain.
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The politics of rape denunciation is fast becoming the politics of lobbyists, vendors and military manufacturers seeking access to new customers and markets. The recognition of wartime rape as a fundamental violation of international law has been ...
In September this year, Chief Software Officer for the U.S. Air Force Nicholas Chaillian, unexpectedly resigned. The reason for his resignation? To protest the slow pace of technological transformation taking place in the U.S. military, and where ...
Scientific breakthroughs and technological innovations are often subject to public discussion about their capacity to affect international security, either by their military exploitation or their uptake and re-appropriation through non-state actor...
A select group of philosophers recently gathered to discuss the ethics of artificial intelligence.
Seminar with Srdja Popovic, Center for Applied Nonviolent Action & Strategies (CANVAS)
Second TRANSAD Workshop
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PRIO researchers Greg Reichberg and Henrik Syse spoke last week at the United States Naval Academy's annual McCain Conference on military ethics.
The collaborative research Network INTERSECT creates a cross-European structure for advancing the knowledge on the many facets of the interplays between technological developments, security practices, and societal changes in Europe.
Algor-ethics aims to provide a mapping of current AI-based technologies that are designed to enhance the effectiveness of military personnel in combat settings.
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