Abstract

The United States Department of Defense defines autonomous weapons as weapon systems that, once activated, can select and engage targets without further intervention by a human operator. Autonomous weapon systems are widely predicted to be the future of war fighting, at least in the armed forces of highly industrialized nations. Consequently, there is now a vigorous debate going on about the ethics and policy of both the development and deployment of such weapons.


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Webpage

Creators

Sparrow, Robert (Author)


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