Report of a Workshop: The ethics of military robotics

Developing international agreement on ethical principles relating to the military exploitation of modern information and communications technology (ICT)

British Pugwash organised a two-day expert scoping workshop to examine the ethical implications of current and possible future developments in modern military robotics on 20-22 March 2013 at the University of Birmingham. This initiative followed a suggestion by John Finney at the 2012 meeting of the UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Information and Technology (COMEST), on which International Pugwash has an ex officio seat.

Read the report (pdf)