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Al, Human-Machine Interaction, and Autonomous Weapons: Thinking Carefully About Taking “Killer Robots” Seriously

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  • Christopher A. Ford

This second in the T series of papers offers thoughts on the public policy challenges presented by the prospect of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS). In this paper, Assistant Secretary Ford offers his perspective on these issues, urging readers not to be seduced by sensationalized simplifications, and calling for careful, sustained attention to the complexities they raised – such as through the work already being done by the LAWS Group of Governmental Experts.

It is hard not to be impressed by all the work being done and innovative approaches being pursued in the realms of Artificial Intelligence (Al) and human-machine interaction. Such initiatives have the promise of enriching human life in a vast number of ways, and it is an extraordinarily exciting field to follow.

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Publisher:Office of the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
Published:April 20, 2020
Copyright:Public Domain

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