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Reference : V-P-IN-E-00349
Date : 10/01/2019
Country/Region : INDIA
Caption : New Delhi, India Habitat Centre. Raisina Dialogue. ICRC Vice-President speaks at a panel discussion on "Accountable Autonomy : When Machines Kill".
Photographer : BHATIA, Ashish
Person appearing :
CARBONNIER, Gilles (vice-president, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website article and photo gallery, 18.01.2019:

His visit [in India] coincided with the fourth Raisina Dialogue, an annual track II event organized by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), India. At the Raisina Dialogue, Carbonnier participated in a panel discussion on 'Accountable Autonomy: When Machines Kill' along with Kara Frederick from the Centre for New American Security; Renata Dwan, director, UN Institute for Disarmament Research and Major General Susan Ridge, Ministry of Defence, UK. The discussion was moderated by Hans-Christian Hagman, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden.

During the discussions, the vice president highlighted the urgent need to adopt a human-centred approach to Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) and AI-powered military applications. Batting for "meaningful human control" in weapons development, the panellists provided for an hour long encouraging dialogue on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), specifically, Article 36 of the first Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions, as a crowd of over a thousand people listened. Illustrating the ICRC's humanitarian concerns as a frontline organization, Carbonnier asked how AI-regulated weaponry would differentiate between weapon bearers and civilians in places where everyone walks around with guns, if only machines are left to take decisions at the deployment stage.

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