Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems: A Primer for Philippine Policy, Second Edition
This second edition of the primer lays out the basics and issues of lethal autonomous weapons and their relevance to Philippine policy and law.
The research and development of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) is at its nascent stage, driven mostly by developed countries with an interest in expanding their military capabilities. The technology used to build them, however, already exists in parts and parcels.
The central characteristics of LAWS are the autonomy to select a course of action and the intelligence to execute it as it intended. Autonomy and intelligence are its key features.