Autonomous Weapon Systems
Similar Ethical Dilemmas for Autonomous Weapon Systems and Autonomous Self-Driving Cars
Kenneth Anderson, Matthew Waxman Fri, Nov 6, 2015, 3:48 PM
In writing about autonomous weapon systems (AWS) and the law of armed conflict, we have several times observed the similarities between programming AWS and programming other kinds of autonomous technologies, as well as the similarities of ethical issues arising in each. Machine decision-making is gradually being deployed in emerging technologies as different as self-driving cars and highly automated aircraft, and many more will join them in such areas as elder-care machines and robotic surgery.