Key areas for debate on autonomous weapons systems
Ahead of the CCW’s informal meeting of experts on lethal autonomous weapons systems, this paper suggests key areas for discussion and critical questions in efforts to address the concerns regarding autonomous weapons systems (AWS). The paper is an updated version of the paper ‘Structuring debate on autonomous weapons systems’ produced in November 2013.
This publication can be found on the Article 36 website here.
Whilst many would agree that the acceptability of weapons hinges on human control over their use and their effects, there are likely to be divergent views about the nature and extent of that control.