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Hearing on the ban of Autonomous Weapon Systems at the Belgian Parliament

On the coming Dec 6th I will join the Commission for National Defense of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives to give an expert opinion on a motion for the ban on the research, development and use of fully Autonomous Weapon Systems.

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The “Evaluation Schema” for the ethical use of robots in security is available

I have been collaborating for almost two years with a pool of experts coordinated by Markus Christen from the University of Zurich; we have written a White Paper including an “Evaluation Schema” for the assessment of the ethical risks of robot

Posted in accountability gap, armed drones, autonomous weapon systems (AWS), drone warfare, drones, Ethics, ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Ethics of autonomous systems, ethics of technology, international law, killer robots, military robots, policing robots, rescue robots, responsibility gap, responsible innovation, robot ethics

My interview on killer robots on the New Scientist

I have been interviewed by the New Scientist for an “Ethics Issue” addressing the “ten scientific dilemmas that will shape our future”. I was asked to intervene on the question: “Should we give robots the right to kill”. Here’s a

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White paper on the Ethics of Self-driving Cars for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment

In the context of the knowledge agenda automated driving, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment Rijkswaterstaat commissioned me to write a white paper on ethical issues in automated driving to provide a basis for discussion and some recommendations on how

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Our “Drones and Responsibility” can be pre-ordered!

Thrilled to announce that our co-edited Routledge book “Drones and Responsibility: Legal, Philosophical, and Socio-technical Perspectives on Remotely Controlled Weapons” can now be pre-ordered on Amazon and Bol! In the meanwhile, you can read our introducion here.

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