Autonomy in Weapon Systems is not a new phenomenon. Some armed forces have been using it already for decades, for example in ship-mounted anti-missile systems. However, the recent progress in civilian research has driven innovation in the field of autonomous weapons and gives armed forces the opportunity to utilize artificial intelligence in a wide range of offensive and mobile systems. This development gives cause for serious concern and raises fundamental questions in the fields of security politics and ethics. How can the international community define autonomy in weapon systems effectively? Which functions can autonomous weapon systems perform without violating the fundamental principles of humanity? Where should lawmakers draw red lines?
Date: 21 November 2019 | Time: 12.00 – 14.00 | Venue: Leopold Hotel, Brussels
Raluca Csernatoni, Researcher, Carnegie Europe
Dr. Hannah Neumann MEP, Greens/EFA
Samira Rafaela MEP, D66/Renew Europe
Dr. Frank Sauer, Senior Researcher, University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munich
Moderator: Sebastian Vagt, European Affairs Manager, FNF
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