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Vatican presses world leaders at UN to work on rules for lethal autonomous weapons

The Holy See Secretary of State Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher addresses the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, on Tuesday, 26th September, 2023

United NationsAP The Vatican’s top diplomat urged world leaders Tuesday to put a pause on lethal autonomous weapons systems for long enough negotiate an agreement on them, joining a series of UN General Assembly speakers who have expressed concern about various aspects of artificial intelligence. “It is imperative to ensure adequate, meaningful and consistent human oversight of weapon systems,” Archbishop […]

Nations dawdle on agreeing rules to control ‘killer robots’ in future wars

Autonomous weapons

Nairobi, KenyaThomson Reuters Foundation Countries are rapidly developing “killer robots” – machines with artificial intelligence that independently kill – but are moving at a snail’s pace on agreeing global rules over their use in future wars, warn technology and human rights experts. From drones and missiles to tanks and submarines, semi-autonomous weapons systems have been […]