Defence ministers discussed artificial intelligence, killer robots and climate threat

By |avgust 30th, 2019|AI, artificial intelligence, autonomous weapons, Federica Mogherini, Finnish Presidency, hybrid threats, italian elections, killer robots, Matteo Salvini, Nato, News, Operation Atalanta, Operation Sophia, Strait of Hormuz, transatlantic relations, United Nations, United States|

EU defence ministers discussed artificial intelligence, autonomous weapons – also called “killer robots” –, hybrid threats and conflicts stemming from climate change, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini told the press after an informal Council meeting in Helsinki on Thursday (29 August).

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Amazon, Microsoft, ‘putting world at risk of killer AI’, Dutch NGO warns

By |avgust 22nd, 2019|AI and ethics EU, Amazon, autonomous weapons, Intel, killer robots, Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, Microsoft, News|

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies putting the world at risk through killer robot development, according to a report that surveyed major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.

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European Defence Fund agreed amid ethics concerns

By |februar 22nd, 2019|autonomous weapons, European Defence Fund, Françoise Grossetête, MFF, News, Reinhard Bütikofer, trilogue|

EU institutions have reached a partial political agreement on the European Defence Fund (EDF) this week, but decisions on the two major issues - budget and eligibility for funding -- had to be postponed as the file remains plagued by controversy.

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EU lawmakers call for global ban on ‘killer robots’

By |september 12th, 2018|autonomous weapons, Federica Mogherini, killer robots, News|

The European Union took a stance against "killer robots" on Wednesday when the European Parliament passed a resolution calling for an international ban on the development, production and use of weapons that kill without a human deciding to fire.

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Autonomous weapons, AI are future of defence but require ethical debate, says expert

By |september 10th, 2018|autonomous weapons, drones, future of warfare, Germany, laws, News|

Should a computer be allowed to take decisions over life and death?  Artificial intelligence is playing an increasing role but many issues still need to be discussed in parliament and by the general public, Ulrike Franke told EURACTIV in an interview about the ongoing autonomous weapons debate and the future of warfare.

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UN talks: Can the EU stop the charge of the killer robots?

By |avgust 29th, 2018|autonomous weapons, Digital, Group of Governmental Experts, Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, News, Technology, United Nation, warfare|

UN talks continue this week to try and turn the screw on lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) or what has been termed "killer robots".

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