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Catching up with Killer Robots– Being in The Room Where It Happens

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04 December 2023

14:00 - 16:30 CET


Elinor Ostrom Room

Buontalenti - Casino Mediceo

The STG Talks, held weekly at Palazzo Buontalenti, serve as a space for discussion for the STG community and beyond. Led by the STG Fellows, the talks are a place for informal learning and exchange on global issues affecting different areas of policymaking.

As autonomous weapons technologies race ahead, global security and ethics hang in the balance. This talk gets right into the thick of the debate on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) and suggests fresh ways to regulate them.

Frederik Carl Windfeld is diving straight into the heart of the matter: is the United Nations hitting the mark in controlling LAWS? He’ll slice through the complexities and ask the bold question: Do we need the brains behind the bots - the makers and coders - in on the regulation conversation? We’re zooming in to see how roping these players in might just be the ticket to crafting rules that are technologically savvy and ethically solid.

Next up, Elizabeth O’Brien isn’t just thinking outside the box; she's reshaping it. By bringing the Design Sprint methodology from the tech world over to the security sector, she's looking to link traditional policymaking with breakneck tech advances. This fresh approach will put unheard voices and perspectives into the big talks about LAWS, with a goal to carve out rules that are solid, forward-thinking, and adept at dancing through the tangled web LAWs weave.

Finally, Dr. Laurent Mathevet is going to walk us through a real-world example of methodologies crossing disciplines, unpacking the journey and flexibility of Game Theory across different fields. He’ll spotlight this strategy tool that’s been a game-changer in aligning clashing interests, smoothing the path for cooperation among diverse players, and constructing solid, win-win outcomes. All in all, our panel aims to cut through the jargon and complexity, spotlighting the need to rethink how we manage the fast-moving world of LAWS.

We're all about fresh ideas, open discussions, and paving a clear path through tricky terrain.


Please note this is an in-person event. No zoom link will be provided upon registration. 


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