UCL Diplomacy in Action society will be hosting Professor John Finney, a physicist and member of British Pugwash, will be presenting the talk: “Autonomous Weapons: should cognitive machines be allowed to kill?”. The talk will provide a key insight into international security and physics too. You don’t have to be a UCL Student to attend, […]
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On 6th December, Pugwashite Professor John Finney (Physics, UCL) spoke to Physics students at University of Nottingham about some of the complex ethical and legal questions raised by emerging technologies, particularly remotely-controlled and autonomous vehicles (including weapons systems). John recently contributed to a UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology study, focusing […]
8th October, 6pm – 7pm, OC0.01 (The Oculus, University of Warwick) Roundtable discussion: Outer space and society Organised by: Warwick SYP 23rd October, 6:00-7:30. MS.04 (Maths & Stats, University of Warwick) How to win a Nobel Peace Prize? Guest speakers: Dr Rebecca Johnson (ICAN) and Professor John Finney Organised by: Warwick SYP 31st October, 5pm-6:30pm, SOAS London ‘The […]
Over the next twelve months, Student/Young Pugwash UK will be publishing ideas and research from our members about the risks and opportunities of emerging technologies. Our first paper is a think piece by Dávid Almási, an undergraduate at University of Warwick, who considers whether changes in mass communication technologies will affect how governments justify but […]
Warwick Pugwash and Warwick Philosophy Society are excited to be hosting a joint event discussing AI and its implications for the future of international security! They will be hosting a couple of speakers who will deliver a short presentation each, followed by lots of time for discussion and debate. Speakers: – Dr. Anders Sandberg (University […]
A new report adopted by The World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) in September 2017 addresses the ethical and legal issues of armed robotic systems and their implications for the changing nature of warfare.