Armas Autónomas Letais, Inteligência Artificial e a Lusofonia
Um simpósio que pretende reunir especialistas nas áreas de AI e Legislação.
A one-day online and in-person (hybrid) symposium to take place in Portugal at Universidade Lusófona with invitees from the CPLP countries both from the academy and civil society (including experts on AI, legislation, etc. and representatives from companies, schools, military, diplomats etc.).
Autonomous weapon systems are being used by military forces to attack military and civil human targets. These devices not being human-supervised, the decision to kill is entirely up to artificial intelligence-based fallible and racist algorithms.
Because these weapons raise a number of ethical concerns that could compromise both internationally-agreed humanitarian values and military codes, a group of organisations from the civil society are gathering efforts advocating the urgent need “to prohibit systems that would be unacceptable and to ensure meaningful human control in the use of force”, as stated on the campaign website.
With the increasing dehumanisation of war and armed conflicts between states, the use of lethal autonomous weapons, generally known as “killer robots”, now seems an unavoidable reality in the new international system.
The already high and growing investment by military powers such as the US and Russia in AI and autonomous weapons is identified as one of the main obstacles to the creation of an effective body of norms regulating and limiting the use of lethal autonomous weapons systems. In parallel, several countries support a greater volume of negotiations underlying the threat, but few actually advocate a ban.