Our Goals

The overarching goal of the group is to encourage responsible design, innovation and technology deployment in the defence and security space, with particular interests in emerging technologies, including: lethal autonomous weapons systems; drones; artificial intelligence, big data, block chain, military human enhancement, space and quantum computing. We are pursuing this goal by:

  • developing deeper understanding of how emerging technologies reflect social and cultural value systems through analytical scholarly research
  • encouraging interdisciplinary discourse amongst scholars, technologists and policy makers on the value-sensitive design of military and security systems
  • bringing together academics and practitioners from relevant subject areas to tackle the problem of responsible design of emerging military and security technologies
  • serving as a point of interaction with other institutions, government, industry and the private sector