Initiated by Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a partner of ICAN since 2007
SGI Warns of Danger of Nuclear War in the AI Era
October 19, 2018
On October 17, Mr. Kazuo Ishiwatari, Executive Director for Peace and Global Issues at Soka Gakkai International (SGI) met with Ms. Marissa Edwards (Guyana), Vice-Chair of the UN General Assembly First Committee, to hand over SGI’s public statement on disarmament addressed to the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly.
The statement highlights fears about Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS): “There exist common concerns about fundamental moral and ethical questions that LAWS raise regarding the right to life, the principles of international humanitarian and human rights law, as well as the threat of a new international arms race... Many of the processes controlling the targeting and launching of nuclear weapons are already computerized, and it is chilling to contemplate any further advance in their automation.”