Join the debate: Can we stop Killer Robots?

Killing without a heart

April 19 | Join the debate: Can we stop Killer Robots? 

Interactive discussion with among others Jody Williams (Nobel Peace Prize laureate) and Noel Sharkey (Robotics and Artificial Intelligence expert, regular guest on BBC)

With the ever increasing autonomy of weapon systems there is a new development in sight: fully autonomous weapons, also known as Killer Robots. Killer Robots are able to select and attack targets without human control. This development raises several legal, operational and ethical questions. Can these weapons comply with international humanitarian law? Who is responsible if something goes wrong? Do these weapon systems lower the threshold to go to war? And maybe most important: should we let a machine make life and death decisions on the battlefield?

Can we stop Killer Robots or are we too late?

About the speakers

Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban landmines through the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Noel Sharkey Professor of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at the Sheffield University and a regular guest on the BBC. Peter Asaro is professor Ethics and Technology at the New School in New York. Stephen Goose is director of the Arms Division at Human Rights Watch (HRW). Miriam Struyk is programme leader Killer Robots at PAX. Moderated by journalist and producer Sandra Rottenberg.

About the programme

Date:                Tuesday April 19, 2016
Location:          De Balie, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam

Start:                doors open at 19.30, programme starts at 20.00

End:                 +/- 21.30

Language:        English

Entrance:          Free admission, advance registration required

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