The debate on autonomous weapons isn’t paying enough attention to the technology already in use.
A standard element of international humanitarian law since 1899 should guide countries as they consider banning lethal autonomous weapons systems.
Computational technologies impact on every human right.
As tensions between the US and Russia escalate, both sides are developing technological capabilities, including artificial intelligence that could be used in conflict.
The Campaign Against Killer Robots has launched a terrifying film showing why lethal drones need to be banned.
Leading experts in AI and robotics want the Prime Ministers of Australia and Canada to join the growing campaign to ban killer robots.
The unexpected behaviour of even simple bots is only going to get more dramatic as AI scales up.
The ethics and psychology of trust suggest ways we might learn to understand self-driving cars, but also show why doing so might be more challenging than we expect.
Rebel fighters in the latest Star Wars movie are helped by a droid that was captured from the enemy and reprogrammed. Could that happen in real life with today’s autonomous weapons?
Machines that can target and kill people without human intervention or accountability pose a moral threat to the world.
We need to ban lethal autonomous weapons, or “killer robots”, as we have done with biological weapons, land mines and blinding lasers, and Australia should take a leading role in making that happen.
When it comes to weapons with artificial intelligence, there’s an argument for keeping a human in charge of some of the action.
Is genuine artificial consciousness possible? Should we protect jobs from automation? Your questions on AI and robots answered here.
Drones are here, carrying cameras, delivering packages and even toting guns. But the laws to govern their use are way behind.
Some have argued we should not ban but embrace offensive autonomous weapons, or ‘killer robots’. But the arguments against a ban are weak.
If military robots are inevitable, then AI and robotics researchers should work to make them ethical, not retreat by calling for an ineffectual ban.
The thousands of people who signed an open letter calling for a ban on autonomous killer weapons and robots are misguided. We already have such killing machines and we should embrace them.
We need to ban offensive autonomous weapons - or ‘killer robots’ - before a new arms race to produce them begins.
The debate over whether lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) – often called ‘killer robots’ – should be banned continues, although it’s far from settled.
Should future wars be fought by autonomous systems? Or do they pose such a threat that they should be banned? These issues are being debated this week by diplomats from around the world.