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Topics: All, Human - Machine Interaction, Technology, Weapons System Data

Loitering Munitions Report Online Launch Event

On 8th December 2023 13.00-14.15 (CET)/12.00-13.15 (GMT), an expert panel (including Laura Bruun, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) will discuss the major findings of the “Loitering Munitions and Unpredictability: Autonomy in Weapon Systems and Challenges to Human Control” report published earlier this year.

You can register to attend this online event here

Co-authored by Dr. Ingvild Bode and Dr. Tom F.A. Watts, this report examines whether the use of automated, autonomous, and artificial intelligence technologies as part of the global development, testing, and fielding of loitering munitions since the 1980s has impacted emerging practices and social norms of human control over the use of force. The report’s central argument is that whilst most existing loitering munitions are operated by a human who authorizes strikes against system-designated targets, the integration of automated and autonomous technologies into these weapons has created worrying precedents deserving of greater public scrutiny.

Audience Q&A will follow the moderated discussion.

Please sign up to attend this event by 7th December 2023 here.

Spaces are limited so make sure you sign up early to avoid missing out.

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