Invitation: Student / Young Pugwash, Artificial Intelligence Peace and Security Conference, 270124

You are invited to the 7th Annual Student / Young Pugwash Conference on 27 January 2024


The venue is King’s College London, Strand Campus, Dockrill Room (K6.07). Registration will take place from 9.30am and the first session will start at 10am.

The subject of the conference is ‘Artificial Intelligence: implications for peace and security’.

We want to encourage new thinking on the legal, political and technical questions associated with this topic, with a focus on ethical science.


—Conference registration—


You can attend the conference in-person or online via zoom.

To attend in-person please email stating your name, and if you are a student or young professional (under-30).

To attend online please register via zoom here.

NB i) Please only register for either online or in-person attendance.

ii) All are welcome, but please only register for this conference if you are a student or young professional (under 30).

iii) There are limited tickets available: 70 in-person places and 100 online places. Places will be allocated to those who register first. If the event is oversubscribed, priority will be given to Student / Young Pugwash members: join for free here.

Drinks and snacks will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.


—Speakers and panels—


Confirmed speakers for the opening expert panel include: Rachel Coldicutt (Careful Industries), Dr Matt Mahmoudi (Amnesty International) and Professor Elena Simperl (King’s College London).

We have also invited speakers from the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots-UK.

Following the expert panel there will be two or three student / young professional panels. Key questions that will be explored in these panels include:

– How can AI help create a more peaceful world?

– What are the military and security implications of AI?

– How does AI interact with nuclear weapons?

– How should AI be regulated, for example, in terms of arms control and disarmament?

There will be opportunities for attendees to discuss the issues raised and to network with other guests and speakers.

The final timetable for the day will be sent out before the event.


—Call for proposals—


There is still time to submit a presentation proposal for the conference.

NB extended submission deadline: 14/01/24

The call for papers and poster for the event are available here and here.

If you are a student or early career researcher, please get in touch ( if you wish to submit a proposal.

If you are an academic or senior researcher, please share these details with students or young professionals working in these areas, and encourage them to submit a proposal.

Do get in touch with any questions.