Accession Number : AD1038884


Title :   Why the United States Must Adopt Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,05 Jun 2016,25 May 2017


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States


Personal Author(s) : Brock,John II W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1038884.pdf


Report Date : 25 May 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 53


Abstract : The East and West have differing views on the morality of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics technology. Eastern culture sees artificial intelligence as an economic savior capable of improving their society. In contrast, Western culture regards artificial intelligence with paranoia, anxiety, and skepticism. As Eastern nations begin to use artificial intelligence to develop and field Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS), they will leave the West at an insurmountable military disadvantage. Western nations' insistence on keeping humans in control of warfare and their self-imposed moral ban on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems leave their armies vulnerable to sustaining mass casualties in future wars. The United States must start developing Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems to maintain its military superiority.


Descriptors :   artificial intelligence , warfare , robotics , weapon systems , fire and forget weapons , technology , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , weapon systems


Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Cybernetics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE