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2020 Online Exclusive Articles

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March 2020 Online Exclusive Articles

A Call for Dialogue with the Opponents of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems

Lt. Col. Richard T. Muster, U.S. Air Force

Lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) may be critical to twenty-first century warfare development. However, academics and the Silicon Valley industrial base are reluctant to develop weaponized artificial intelligence because of its potential to perform unethically and/or to grow beyond human control. The author argues in favor of LAWS development in order for the United States to remain militarily competitive in the future.

Article published on: Online Exclusive Articles 10 March 2020