Join us for this public lecture, organized by HRW in joint partnership with the Europa Institut at the University of Zurich.
Fully autonomous weapons, or "killer robots", are no longer a fabled construct of science fiction novels of films. With rapid advances in weapon technology they pose a very real threat and raise a number of legal, ethical and scientific questions. Articulating serious concerns as to whether these weapons can comply with international humanitarian law and human rights law, Human Rights Watch co-founded the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots in 2013.
Stephen Goose, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch's Arms Division, will discuss the campaign's work and the main challenges when it comes to the development, production, and use of such fully autonomous weapon systems. Following this, there will be an open discussion with the audience, lead by Regina Surber, Senior Advisor, ICT4Peace Foundation.
Admission is free, but capacity is limited. No registration required.