A short primer on arguments over the law and ethics of autonomous weapon systems, appearing in The Oxford Handbook of Law, Regulation, and Technology, just out from Oxford University Press (July 2017).
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"War-Algorithm Accountability": A Briefing Report from the Harvard Law School Program on Law and Armed Conflict
War-Algorithm Accountability, a new briefing report from the Harvard Law School Program on Law and Armed Conflict, offers an intriguing, original argument about the interaction of accountability, law, and machine algorithms in the context of military systems (including but not limited to autonomous weapons) in armed conflict.
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A recent article in MIT's Technology Review reminds us that the ethical dilemmas that trouble many with respect to AWS are not necessarily unique to the weapons context.