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Mapping the Development of Autonomy in Weapons Systems

This one-year mapping study on autonomy in weapons systems is SIPRI’s first report on the topic of autonomous weapons.

This report presents the conclusions of a one-year mapping study on the development of autonomy in weapon systems. It is intended to provide diplomats and members of civil society interested in the issue of lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) with a better understanding of (a) the technological foundations of autonomy; (b) the state of autonomy in existing weapon systems; (c) the drivers of, and obstacles to, further increasing autonomy in weapon systems; and (d) the innovation ecosystems behind the advance of autonomy in weapon systems.

Find the original publication on the SIPRI website here.

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

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