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Airbus and Fraunhofer FKIE form panel on responsible tech use

15th May 2020 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Airbus and the Fraunhofer Institute for Communications, Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE) have created an independent panel of experts on the responsible use of new technologies.

The Germany-based panel will work to define and propose ethical and international legal ‘guard rails’ for Europe’s largest defence project, the Future Combat Air System (FCAS).

The panel includes stakeholders such as the German MoD, German foreign ministry, universities and think tanks.

Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space, said: ‘With FCAS we’ll be significantly stepping up our game in terms of new technologies which will form part of this sixth-generation ‘Systems of Systems’… This opens up new opportunities in terms of security policy and helps to strengthen Europe’s role in the world. But there are also ethical and legal challenges which we have to address.’

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