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Mary Wareham
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Angela Kane was a class act when it came to addresses concerns over fully autonomous weapons. Here's hoping her successor bring the same high level of engagement and interest as she did.
The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots acknowledges the contributions made by Ms. Angela Kane of Germany, United Nations (UN) High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, in leading efforts to address the emerging issue of fully autonomous weapons systems. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced ...
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Buzzfeed looks at the Islamic State's extensive use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq. Victim-activated IEDs that explode from the presence, proximity or contact of a person fall under the definition of an antipersonnel landmine contained in the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. 
The forces fighting ISIS in Iraq have been struggling with the vast number of IEDs the militant group is leaving in its wake. Mike Giglio reports from Iraq.
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My youngest and fiercest cousin Louise Jull. How much we will miss you.
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A look at the autonomous weapons aspects of the call for artificial intelligence research that is beneficial to humanity 
Prominent scientists and researchers from industry and academia have signed an open letter calling for artificial intelligence (AI) and smart machine research to focus on developing systems that are “robust and beneficial” to humanity. The letter links to a document outlining “research ...
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2014 was a year of progress for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, but greater effort is needed next year to address the challenge of 'lethal autonomous weapons systems.' That includes policy development in capitals and gender diversity in the diplomatic talks next April. +Human Rights Watch +Daniel Suarez 
The first-ever multilateral meeting held earlier this year on “lethal autonomous weapons systems” marked a key milestone for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, while the consensus agreement by nations to hold another meeting at the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) on 13-17 April 2015 ...
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This year's progress on addressing "lethal autonomous weapons systems" doesn't look likely to be topped in 2015 as governments aim low and go slowly forward 
There are serious concerns that fully autonomous weapons systems – or “killer robots,” as they are also called – would not be able to distinguish between soldiers and civilians, or judge whether a military action is proportional.
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Kia Ora Maori TV for this beautiful piece on Louise Jull.  How we will miss her
A small community in Rotorua opened their hearts to the family of Louise Jull today, one of New Zealand's top extreme kayakers who drowned in the Kaituna...
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Women are set to move to the front of the room at the UN in Geneva for next month's CCW meeting on "lethal autonomous weapons systems"
The second multilateral meeting on “lethal autonomous weapons systems” by members of the 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) will be held at the United Nations (UN) Palais des Nations in Geneva on 13-17 April 2015. On Monday, 13 April, the Association of UN Correspondents (ACANU) is ...
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Good news on cluster munitions as Japan completes the destruction of its stockpile of 14,000 cluster munitions containing more than two million explosive submunitions
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What a year 2014 was for humanitarian disarmament advocates
2014 delivered increased turmoil resulting in civilian harm, especially in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. From nowhere, a new war began in the east of Ukraine across the border from Russia in...
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Hacking the mannequins for disability rights because who's perfect? Love this clip...
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Debate over human control of missile systems as covered by +The New York Times 
An article that appeared on the front page of The New York Times on 12 November detailing the trend towards autonomous warfare by the United States and other nations with high-tech militaries has attracted significant interest. The in-depth piece by science writer John Markoff is the outlet's ...
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Advocacy Director for the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch | Coordinator of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots | Editor for Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor | Contact for the US Campaign to Ban Landmines
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UN’s Angela Kane on killer robots | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
www.stopkillerrobots.org

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots acknowledges the contributions made by Ms. Angela Kane of Germany, United Nations (UN) High Representativ

2015 CCW meeting on killer robots | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
www.stopkillerrobots.org

The second multilateral meeting on “lethal autonomous weapons systems” by members of the 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) will

Missile Systems and Human Control | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
www.stopkillerrobots.org

An article that appeared on the front page of The New York Times on 12 November detailing the trend towards autonomous warfare by the United

Talks on Killer Robots to Continue | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
www.stopkillerrobots.org

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots welcomes the decision taken by nations at the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) at the United Nati

Decision time: More talks in 2015? | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
www.stopkillerrobots.org

Government delegates attending next week's annual meeting of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) at the United Nations in Geneva wi

Support at the United Nations in New York | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
www.stopkillerrobots.org

Today (October 28), Campaign to Stop Killer Robots coordinator Mary Wareham of Human Rights Watch delivered a statement to the United Nation

New Zealand election: John Key leads National to overwhelming victory
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Prime minister John Key has led his National party to a likely historic single-party majority with the bulk of votes countedFollow Saturday’

So What Exactly Is a 'Killer Robot'?
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Why so many groups are against them, but haven't agreed on what they are

Kitchener robotics company backs campaign against killer robots
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Clearpath Robotics may be the first company to endorse an international coalition opposed to the development of killer robots.

Congressional briefing on killer robots | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
www.stopkillerrobots.org

On Tuesday, 15 July, Representative Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) convened a “special briefing on killer robots” to discuss issues surrounding the

UN disarmament chief weighs in | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
www.stopkillerrobots.org

United Nations disarmament chief Angela Kane stated this week (2 July) that “there is a widespread view” that weapons systems that have the

Nations confront killer robots challenge | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
www.stopkillerrobots.org

At the first multilateral meeting ever held on killer robots, nations have recognized the need to confront the challenge of fully autonomous

Science fiction may become reality with 'killer robots' - ucanews.com
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Science fiction may become reality with 'killer robots'. Concerns grow over weapons that can select targets and kill for themselves

First UN meeting on killer robots | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
www.stopkillerrobots.org

The first multilateral talks on killer robots open at the United Nations in Geneva (UN) at 10:00 on Tuesday, 13 May. Many of the 117 states

Outreach in Ottawa, Canada | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
www.stopkillerrobots.org

Members of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots this week called on the government of Canada to support the creation of new international law

Campaign interest builds in Japan | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
www.stopkillerrobots.org

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and its concerns over the prospect of weapons systems that would be able to select and engage targets wit

Keep killer robots fictional
www.ottawacitizen.com

Given the perceived military success of unmanned drones and other semi-autonomous weapons, many proponents of robotic warfare are pushing fo