A two-day international conference Autonomous Military Technologies: Policy and Governance for Next Generation Defence Systems will be held
24 – 25 February 2014 at Chatham House, London.
What are the emerging capabilities in autonomous weapons technology?
- How can policy-makers develop an adequate definition of autonomy?
- How does the US address the issue of autonomy in weapons systems?
- What are the current developments in unmanned air vehicle technologies?
- How is the role of military robotics in modern conflicts likely to develop?
- Professor Missy Cummings, Director, Humans and Autonomy Laboratory, Duke University
- Chris Garside, Engineering Director, Future Combat Air Systems, BAE Systems
- Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial summary or arbitrary executions
- Dinesh Kumar, Scientific Advisor Headquarters Integrated Defense Staff, Ministry of Defence, India
- Elizabeth Quintana, Director of Military Sciences, Royal United Services Institute
- Paul Scharre, Fellow and Project Director for the 20YY Warfare Initiative, Center for a New American Security
- Jean-Hugues Simon-Michel, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France, Conference on Disarmament
- David Turns, Senior Lecturer in International Law, Cranfield Defence and Security
- Nathalie Weizmann, Legal Adviser, Arms Unit, International Committee of the Red Cross
- Jody Williams, Nobel Laureate; Co-founder, Nobel Women’s Initiative
- Caroline Wyatt, Defence Correspondent, BBC