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Follow The Money: over Robotica en Autonome Systemen (RAS)

October 23rd 2019 - 08:00

Autonome wapensystemen zijn omstreden. Diverse vredesorganisaties, experts en zelfs het Europees Parlement riepen bij herhaling op tot een algeheel verbod. Follow the Money besloot dieper in te gaan op het onderwerp van Robotica en Autonome Systemen (RAS), en refereerde daarbij aan een recent rapport van HCSS.

“Tot deze conclusie kwam ook het Den Haag [...] Centrum voor Strategische Studies (HCSS) vorige maand in een rapport. De denktank pleite ervoor de ethische discussie niet te beperken tot de operationele inzet van een wapen, maar morele afwegingen vanaf het prilste begin in te bouwen.”

Lees het hele artikel van Dieuwertje Kuijpers bij Follow The Money.

Het rapport Towards Responsible Autonomy - The Ethics of RAS in a Military Context is hier in te zien en te downloaden als pdf.

Esther Chavannes is a Strategic Analyst at HCSS, primarily focusing on topics where security, politics and law intersect. Most recently she conducted research into the ethical challenges of using Robotic and Autonomous Systems in a military context. Apart from emerging technologies in the Defense sector, she works on security challenges in Southeast Asia, regulatory frameworks of civil technology in the EU, and right-wing political violence in the digital age.
Amit Arkhipov-Goyal
Amit Arkhipov-Goyal is a Strategic Analyst at HCSS focusing on research at the intersection of emerging technologies, foreign policy and international security, primarily for the Netherlands Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs. His past work includes studies on the geopolitical implications of adoption of Artificial Intelligence in societies, economies and militaries, as well as the ethical considerations of deploying Robotic and Autonomous Systems within the armed forces. Prior to HCSS, Amit worked at the Institute for Economics and Peace in The Hague, where he focused on building institutional knowledge of conflict prevention and early warning tools. Amit holds a BSc in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is currently completing an MSc in Crisis and Security Management at Leiden University.